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Princeton's WordNet

  1. colorful, colourfuladjective

    striking in variety and interest

    "a colorful period of history"; "a colorful character"; "colorful language"

  2. colorful, colourfuladjective

    having striking color

    "colorful autumn leaves"

Wiktionary

  1. colourfuladjective

    Possessing prominent and varied colours.

  2. colourfuladjective

    Interesting, multifaceted, energetic, distinctive.

  3. colourfuladjective

    Profane, obscene, offensive (usually in the phrase colourful language).

Wikipedia

  1. colourful

    Color (American English) or colour (Commonwealth English) is the visual perception based on the electromagnetic spectrum. Though color is not an inherent property of matter, color perception is related to an object's light absorption, reflection, emission spectra and interference. For most humans, color are perceived in the visible light spectrum with three types of cone cells (trichromacy). Other animals may have a different number of cone cell types or have eyes sensitive to different wavelength, such as bees that can distinguish ultraviolet, and thus has a different color sensitivity range. Animal perception of color originates from different light wavelength or spectral sensitivity in cone cell types, which is then processed by the brain. Colors have perceived properties such as hue, colorfulness (saturation) and luminance. Colors can also be additively mixed (commonly used for actual light) or subtractively mixed (commonly used for materials). If the colors are mixed in the right proportions, because of metamerism, they may look the same as a single-wavelength light. For convenience, colors can be organized in a color space, which when being abstracted as a mathematical color model can assign each region of color with a corresponding set of numbers. As such, color spaces are an essential tool for color reproduction in print, photography, computer monitors and television. The most well-known color models are RGB, CMYK, YUV, HSL and HSV. Because the perception of color is an important aspect of human life, different colors have been associated with emotions, activity, and nationality. Names of color regions in different cultures can have different, sometimes overlapping areas. In visual arts, color theory is used to govern the use of colors in an aesthetically pleasing and harmonious way. The theory of color includes the color complements; color balance; and classification of primary colors (traditionally red, yellow, blue), secondary colors (traditionally orange, green, purple) and tertiary colors. The study of colors in general is called color science.

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  1. colourful

    Colourful refers to having, displaying, or characterized by various different and bright colours. It can also refer to a person, event, or behavior that is full of interest, variety, and excitement.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'colourful' in Adjectives Frequency: #968

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of colourful in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of colourful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of colourful in a Sentence

  1. Nadia Comaneci:

    The fascinating thing for us to bring home to Romania was bubble gum, coloured socks and coloured hair clips. These were things we did n’t have in Romania at the time, we only had white socks in Romania. But when I used to come back from the States, I used to bring back pink and yellow socks with all kind of designs, and hair clips and elastic bands for the ponytail that had colourful designs.

  2. Eleanor Janega:

    The desire to be' accurate' suddenly disappears when sex isn't involved and it is actual interesting day to day minutiae, if the(' Game of Thrones') world was historically accurate, why isn't every single noble house or castle absolutely covered by huge gaudy, colourful murals ? Why is it that this form of historical accuracy isn't important, but showing rape as endemic is ?

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