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Meaning of “colour” - Learner’s Dictionary

colour

noun UK ( US color)     /ˈkʌlər/
RED/BLUE ETC [C, U] A1 red, blue, green, yellow, etc: She dressed in bright colours. Green is my favourite colour. What colour shall I paint the kitchen? Colour - general words
FILM/TV ETC [U] all the colours, not only black and white: Why didn't he shoot the film in colour?Colour - general words
SKIN [U] the colour of a person's skin, which shows their raceThe skin, and skin colourRace and ethnicityRacial issues
FACE [U] healthy pink skin on someone's face: The colour drained from her cheeks.Colour - general wordsThe skin, and skin colour
INTEREST [U] interesting or exciting qualities or parts: We added your story for a bit of local colour.Excitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
→  See also primary colour , with flying colours
(Definition of colour noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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