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yellownoun [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   us   /-nəs/

yellowadjective

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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yellowverb [I or T]

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