Definitions for yellowness
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
yel•low*ˈyɛl oʊ(n.; adj.; v.)-low•er, -low•est
(n.)a color like that of egg yolk, ripe lemons, etc.; the primary color between green and orange in the visible spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 570 and 590 nm.
the yolk of an egg.
a yellow pigment or dye.
Category: Pharmacology, Status (usage)
Ref: yellow jacket (def. 2). 2
(adj.)of the color yellow.
Usually Offensive. designating or pertaining to an Asian person or Asian peoples. designating a person of mixed racial origin, esp. of black and white heritage, whose skin is yellowish or yellowish brown.
Category: Physical Anthropology, Status (usage)
having a sallow or yellowish complexion.
having a yellowish cast due to age or deterioration:
a stack of yellow newspapers.
emphasizing sensational or lurid details:
(v.i.)to make or become yellow.
* Usage: The racial designation represented by definition 7a is usually perceived as insulting. Mongoloid is the preferred scientific term. However, many anthropologists reject the concept of races based on physical traits and prefer to classify human beings into ethnic groups. Definition 7b is usually perceived as insulting, also because it refers to a physical trait.
Origin of yellow:
bef. 900; ME yelou, OE geolo, geolu, c. OS, OHG gelo
yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
The state or quality of being yellow.
the quality or state of being yellow; as, the yellowness of an orange
Translations for yellowness
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- صُفْرَه، إصْفِرارArabic
- amareloPortuguese (BR)
- gelbe FarbeGerman
- ton jauneFrench
- sárgaság; gyávaságHungarian
- warna kuningIndonesian
- gulur liturIcelandic
- colore gialloItalian
- 노랗게 함Korean
- het geel zijnDutch
- żółty kolorPolish
- (culoare) galbenRomanian
- žltosť, žlťSlovak
- gulhet, gul färgSwedish
- ความเหลือง; ความคร่ำThai
- 黃色Chinese (Trad.)
- màu vàngVietnamese
- 黄色Chinese (Simp.)
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