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Translation of "colour" - English-Spanish dictionary

colour

noun /ˈkalə/ /ˈkalə/
a quality which objects have, and which can be seen, only when light falls on them color What colour/color is her dress? Red, blue and yellow are colours/colors. paint(s) color That artist uses watercolours/watercolors. (a) skin-colour/-color varying with race color people of all colours/colors. vividness; interest color There’s plenty of colour/color in his stories. coloured adjective ( colored) having colour/color de colores She prefers white walls to coloured/colored walls. (offensive, old-fashioned) belonging to a dark-skinned race. de color colourful adjective ( colorful) full of colour/color lleno de color, vistoso a colourful/colorful pattern. vivid and interesting lleno de colorido He gave us a colourful/colorful account of his experiences. colouring noun ( coloring) something used to give colour/color colorante She put pink colouring/coloring in the icing. complexion tez She had very high colouring/coloring (= a very pink complexion). colourless adjective ( colorless) without colour/color incoloro Water is colourless/colorless. not lively or interesting soso, sin gracia a colourless/colorless young woman. colours noun plural ( colors) the distinction of winning a place in the team in some sports colores He won his cricket colours last season. a flag bandera, enseña Army regiments salute the colours when on parade. a tunic of certain colours/colors worn by a jockey to show that his race-horse belongs to a certain person. colores colourblind adjective ( colorblind) unable to tell the difference between certain colours/colors daltónico As he was colourblind/colorblind, he could not distinguish between red and green. colour scheme noun ( color scheme) an arrangement or choice of colours/colors in decorating a house etc combinación de colores They had to decide on a colour/color scheme for the new apartment. off-colour adjective (British, informal) not feeling well indispuesto He was a bit off-colour the morning after the party. colour in phrasal verb ( color in) to put colour/color into (drawings etc) colorear He coloured/colored in all the oblong shapes on the page. show oneself in one’s true colours ( show oneself in one’s true colors) to show or express one’s real character, opinion etc mostrarse tal como se es He pretends to be very generous but he showed himself in his true colours/colors when he refused to give money to charity. with flying colours ( with flying colors) with great success airosamente He passed his exam with flying colours/colors.
(Definition of colour from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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