Meaning of “yellow” in the English Dictionary

"yellow" in British English

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yellownoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈjel.əʊ/ us /ˈjel.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.

More examples

  • We've had the bathroom done out in pale yellow.
noun [ U ] uk /ˈjel.əʊ.nəs/ us /ˈjel.oʊ.nəs/


uk /ˈjel.əʊ/ us /ˈjel.oʊ/

yellow adjective (COLOUR)

A1 of a colour like that of a lemon or gold or the sun:

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  • In her bright yellow coat, she was easily identifiable in the crowd.
  • You can't mistake their house - it's got a bright yellow front door.
  • If you put together yellow and blue paint you get green.
  • Red and yellow peppers give a little colour to the sauce.

yellowverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈjel.əʊ/ us /ˈjel.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)