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Meaning of “yellow” in the English Dictionary

"yellow" in British English

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yellownoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈjel.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/
A1 a ​colour like that of a ​lemon or ​gold or the ​sun: It was early ​autumn and the ​leaves were ​turning yellow. You should ​wear more yellow - it ​suits you.

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yellowness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/

yellowadjective

uk   /ˈjel.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/
  • yellow adjective (COLOUR)

A1 of a ​colour like that of a ​lemon or ​gold or the ​sun: a ​bright yellow ​flower/​T-shirt

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  • yellow adjective (PEOPLE)

offensive belonging to a ​race that has ​pale yellowish-brown ​skin

yellowverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈjel.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/
(Definition of yellow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"yellow" in American English

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yellowadjective, noun [C/U]

 us   /ˈjel·oʊ/
(of) a ​color like that of a ​lemon: yellow ​roses sweet yellow ​corn
(Definition of yellow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “yellow”
in Korean 노란…
in Arabic أصفَر…
in Malaysian kuning…
in French jaune…
in Russian желтый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黃色(的)…
in Italian giallo…
in Turkish sarı, sarı renkli…
in Polish żółty…
in Spanish amarillo…
in Vietnamese màu vàng…
in Portuguese amarelo…
in Thai สีเหลือง…
in German gelb, das Gelb…
in Catalan groc…
in Japanese 黄色い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 黄色(的)…
in Indonesian kuning…
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