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noun     color pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
  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

      Mix the colors with your paintbrush.

    3. c.
      [countable/uncountable] the color of someone’s skin as a sign of their race

      people of all races and colors

    4. d.
      [countable/uncountable] the color of someone’s 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

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