Definition of Colorful

1. Adjective. Having striking color. "Colorful autumn leaves"

2. Adjective. Striking in variety and interest. "Colorful language"

3. Adjective. Having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination. "Amber-colored heads of grain"
Exact synonyms: Colored, Coloured
Attributes: Color, Coloring, Colour, Colouring
Similar to: Crimson, Flushed, Red, Red-faced, Reddened, Bay, Bichrome, Bicolor, Bicolored, Bicolour, Bicoloured, Dichromatic, Black, Blackened, Blue-flowered, Brightly-colored, Brightly-coloured, Buff-colored, Buff-coloured, Chestnut-colored, Chestnut-coloured, Chocolate-colored, Chocolate-coloured, Cinnamon Colored, Cinnamon Coloured, Cinnamon-colored, Cinnamon-coloured, Cinnamon-red, Cream-colored, Creamy-colored, Creamy-white, Dark-colored, Dark-coloured, Dusky-colored, Dusky-coloured, Dun-colored, Dun-coloured, Fawn-colored, Fawn-coloured, Flame-colored, Flame-coloured, Flesh-colored, Flesh-coloured, Garnet-colored, Garnet-coloured, Ginger, Gingery, Gold-colored, Gold-coloured, Honey-colored, Honey-coloured, Indigo, Lead-colored, Lead-coloured, Liver, Liver-colored, Metal-colored, Metal-coloured, Metallic-colored, Metallic-coloured, Monochromatic, Monochrome, Monochromic, Monochromous, Calico, Motley, Multi-color, Multi-colored, Multi-colour, Multi-coloured, Multicolor, Multicolored, Multicolour, Multicoloured, Painted, Particolored, Particoloured, Piebald, Pied, Varicolored, Varicoloured, Neutral-colored, Neutral-coloured, Olive-colored, Olive-coloured, Orange-colored, Orange-coloured, Orange-hued, Orange-flowered, Pale-colored, Pale-hued, Pastel-colored, Peach-colored, Polychromatic, Polychrome, Polychromic, Purple-flowered, Red-flowered, Roan, Rose-colored, Rosy-colored, Rust-colored, Silver-colored, Straw-colored, Straw-coloured, Tawny-colored, Tawny-coloured, Trichromatic, Trichrome, Tricolor, Violet-colored, Violet-coloured, Violet-flowered, Violet-purple
Antonyms: Uncolored

Definition of Colorful

1. Adjective. Possessing prominent and varied colors. ¹

2. Adjective. Interesting, multifaceted, energetic, distinctive. ¹

3. Adjective. (euphemistic) Profane, obscene, offensive (usually in the phrase ''colourful language''). ¹

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Definition of Colorful

1. full of color [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Colorful

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colorectal surgeon
colored audition
colored egg
colored eggs
colored hearing
colored person
colorful (current term)
colorimetric analysis

Literary usage of Colorful

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Big Trees of California by Southern Pacific Company (1914)
"38 The colorful charm of this giant jungle must be seen to be believed, so rich and varied is it when played upon by the searchlight of the sun. ..."

2. Grammar & Punctuation by Jo Ellen Moore (2002)
"All the ice in the lemonade began to melt. Jamal does his homework before dinner. Please handle the kittens with great care. colorful flowers bloom in my ..."

3. Art for All Seasonsby Joy Evans, Jo Ellen Moore by Joy Evans, Jo Ellen Moore (2004)
"A colorful Windsock STEPS TO ... Join students in a spring parade around the playground, letting the wind blow your colorful windsocks about. ..."

4. Skill Sharpeners Reading, Grade 3 by Kathy Mattenklodt (2005)
"Here is a make-believe recipe for a colorful fall. A Recipe for a colorful Pall 12 cups of red, yellow, orange, and brown leaves 1 harvest moon 4 cups of ..."

5. Canada: Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Provinces by Eva Ambros (1998)
"The Festival opens on a page out of the Olympics, Above: A wet amusement - rafting on the Ottawa River. with a colorful field of runners competing in the ..."

6. Birds of North America by Jim Roetzel (2007)
"... is the most colorful. It has the easternmost habitat and summers from Alberta to Newfoundland, migrating south along the Gulf and the Southeast coasts. ..."

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