Meaning of “purple” in the English Dictionary

"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)

"purple" in American English

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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)