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"purple" in British English

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purpleadjective

uk   /ˈpɜː.pəl/  us   /ˈpɝː.pəl/
  • purple adjective (COLOUR)

A2 of a dark reddish-blue colour: purple plums a dark purple bruise
purple in the face/purple with rage
dark red in the face because of anger

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purpleness
noun [U] uk   /ˈpɜː.pəl.nəs/  us   /ˈpɝː.pəl.nəs/

purplenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈpɜː.pəl/  us   /ˈpɝː.pəl/
(Definition of purple from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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purpleadjective, noun [C/U]

 us   /ˈpɜr·pəl/
(of) the color that is a mixture of red and blue: a purple dress [C] The walls are a pale purple.
(Definition of purple from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “purple”
in Korean 보라색의…
in Arabic بَنَفْسَجي…
in Malaysian ungu…
in French violet…
in Russian фиолетовый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 顏色, 紫色的,紫紅色的…
in Italian viola…
in Turkish mor…
in Polish fioletowy…
in Spanish morado, púrpura…
in Vietnamese màu đỏ tía…
in Portuguese roxo, púrpura…
in Thai สีม่วง…
in German purpurn…
in Catalan morat…
in Japanese 紫色の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 颜色, 紫色的,紫红色的…
in Indonesian ungu…
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