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yellow

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈjel.əʊ/ us    /-oʊ/
A1 a colour like that of a lemon or gold or the sun: It was early autumn and the leaves were turning yellow. You should wear more yellow - it suits you.
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yellowness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  

yellow

adjective uk   /ˈjel.əʊ/ us    /-oʊ/

yellow adjective (COLOUR)

A1 of a colour like that of a lemon or gold or the sun: a bright yellow flower/T-shirt
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yellow adjective (PEOPLE)

offensive belonging to a race that has pale yellowish-brown skin

yellow adjective (NOT BRAVE)

informal easily frightened and not brave
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yellow

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈjel.əʊ/ us    /-oʊ/
to become yellow, or to make something become yellow
Translations of “yellow”
in Korean 노란…
in Arabic أصفَر…
in French jaune…
in Turkish sarı, sarı renkli…
in Italian giallo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黃色(的)…
in Russian желтый…
in Polish żółty…
in Spanish amarillo…
in Portuguese amarelo…
in German gelb, das Gelb…
in Catalan groc…
in Japanese 黄色い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 黄色(的)…
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