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purple

adjective uk   /ˈpɜː.pl̩/  us   /ˈpɝː-/

purple adjective (COLOUR)

A2 of a dark reddish-blue colour: purple plums a dark purple bruisepurple in the face/purple with rage dark red in the face because of anger
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purple adjective (STYLE)

UK used to describe a piece of writing that is complicated or sounds false because the writer has tried too hard to make the style interesting: Despite occasional patches of purple prose, the book is mostly clear and incisive.
purpleness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/

purple

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈpɜː.pl̩/  us   /ˈpɝː-/
A2 a dark reddish-blue colour: Purple is my favourite colour. The evening sky was full of purples and reds.
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Translations of “purple”
in Arabic بَنَفْسَجي…
in Korean 보라색의…
in Malaysian ungu…
in French violet…
in Turkish mor…
in Italian viola…
in Chinese (Traditional) 顏色, 紫色的,紫紅色的…
in Russian фиолетовый…
in Polish fioletowy…
in Vietnamese màu đỏ tía…
in Spanish púrpura, morado…
in Portuguese roxo, púrpura…
in Thai สีม่วง…
in German purpurn…
in Catalan morat…
in Japanese 紫色の…
in Indonesian ungu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 颜色, 紫色的,紫红色的…
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