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adjective     coloured pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    [usually before noun] red, green, orange etc instead of black and white or transparent

    pieces of coloured paper

    a coloured light bulb

    a woman wearing a brightly coloured sari

  2. 2
    coloured hair has been treated with a chemical to make it a different colour
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  3. 3
    offensive someone who is coloured is a black person. Older white people sometimes use this word thinking it is polite, but black people consider it offensive.
  4. 4


    South African a coloured person has a mixture of people from different races in their family background


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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