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yellowadjective, noun [C/U]

 us   /ˈjel·oʊ/
(of) a ​color like that of a ​lemon: yellow ​roses sweet yellow ​corn
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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.

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yellowness
noun [U] uk   /ˈjel.əʊ.nəs/  us   /ˈjel.oʊ.nəs/

yellowadjective

uk   /ˈjel.əʊ/  us   /ˈjel.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   /ˈjel.oʊ/
(Definition of yellow from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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