colourful
colourful \colourful\ adj. same as {colorful}. [Brit.] [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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  • colourful — (Brit.) colour·ful || kÊŒlÉ™fÊŠl adj. full of color, multicolored; not predictable, not regular; picturesque; exciting and interesting; characterized by profane words or curses (also colorful) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • colourful — (US colorful) ► ADJECTIVE 1) having many or varied colours. 2) lively and exciting; vivid. DERIVATIVES colourfully adverb colourfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • colourful — [[t]kʌ̱lə(r)fʊl[/t]] (in AM, use colorful) 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is colourful has bright colours or a lot of different colours. The flowers were colourful and the scenery magnificent... People wore colorful clothes and seemed to be having… …   English dictionary

  • colourful — BrE colorful AmE adjective 1 having bright colours or a lot of different colours: a colourful display of flowers 2 interesting, exciting, and full of variety: colourful career/life/period etc: Charlie Chaplin had a long and colorful career. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • colourful */ — UK [ˈkʌlə(r)f(ə)l] / US [ˈkʌlərf(ə)l] adjective 1) something that is colourful has bright colours or a lot of different colours colourful Mexican rugs 2) interesting, exciting, and sometimes funny a family of eccentric and colourful characters 3) …   English dictionary

  • colourful — col|our|ful BrE colorful AmE [ˈkʌləfəl US lər ] adj 1.) having bright colours or a lot of different colours ▪ a colourful display of flowers ▪ colorful costumes 2.) interesting, exciting, and full of variety colourful history/past/career/life ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • colourful — /ˈkʌləfəl / (say kuluhfuhl) adjective 1. characterised by bright colour or by many different colours. 2. richly picturesque: a colourful historical period. 3. presenting or suggesting vivid or striking scenes: *Donald Friend has reminded them… …   Australian English dictionary

  • colourful — adjective a) Possessing prominent and varied colours. It was a colourful vase with red and white hoops on the lid, and red bands above and below the main frieze. These bands also carry a metope pattern in white of triple lines and blobs, which… …   Wiktionary

  • colourful — [ˈkʌləf(ə)l] adj 1) with bright colours, or a lot of different colours colourful Mexican rugs[/ex] 2) interesting, exciting, and sometimes funny or shocking a family of eccentric and colourful characters[/ex] a colourful past[/ex] colourfully adv …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • colourful — adjective 1) a colourful picture Syn: brightly coloured, vivid, vibrant, brilliant, radiant, gaudy, garish, multicoloured; informal jazzy 2) a colourful account Syn: vivid, graphic …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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