Translation of "colour" - English-Spanish dictionary

colour

noun UK (US color) uk /ˈkʌl·ər/

A1 red, blue, green, yellow, etc.

color
What colour shall I paint the kitchen?

[ no plural ] the colour of a person’s skin, which shows his or her race

color
verb UK (US color) uk /ˈkʌl·ər/

A1 to make something a particular colour

colorear
He drew a heart and coloured it red.

(Translation of “colour” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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.

(Translation of “colour” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)