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Spanish translation of “colour”

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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