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noun color pronunciation in American English /ˈkʌlər/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] red, blue, black, yellow, etc.
    Pink is my favorite color.
    a light brown color
    in color: His hair is reddish in color.
    change color: Many fruits change color as they become ripe.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the quality of being red, blue, yellow, etc. rather than black or white or transparent
      Potted plants add color to a room.
      in color: Are the pictures in black and white or in color?
      splash of color: A green scarf gave her outfit a splash of color.
    2. b.
      [countable] something such as clothing or paint that is a particular color
      I prefer wearing dark colors.
      Mix the colors with your paintbrush.
    3. c.
      [countable/uncountable] the color of someones skin as a sign of their race
      people of all races and colors
    4. d.
      [countable/uncountable] the color of someones face when it shows how they are feeling
      Suddenly, the color drained from his cheeks.
      She giggled nervously as color flooded her face.
    5. e.
      [countable/uncountable] a chemical that you put on your hair to make it change color
      Before you spend money on color or a perm, talk to your hairdresser.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] interest or excitement
    add/give/bring color to something: examples chosen to add color to academic writing
    See also local color
  3. 3


    [plural] the official colors of a particular country, team, political party, etc.
    school/team colors: The cheerleaders were wearing the high school colors, green and white.
    national/state colors: Australia’s national colors
    1. a.
      the flag of a particular country or state
      flying their colors high


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