colorful has definitions from the field of color
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[ adjective ] (color) having striking color

Synonyms

colourful

Examples

"colorful autumn leaves"

Used in print

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

It may be distant views of a valley or the mountains or natural features such as a small lake , colorful rock formations , or unusual trees .

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

They keep their wings and feet pressed tightly against their bodies , and in_spite_of their often colorful attire you may very well mistake them for lumps of dirt .

As we have already seen in the first chapter , bumblebees are bigger , hairier , and much more colorful than honeybees , exhibiting various combinations of black , yellow , white and orange .

(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)

You have your paper horn clutched in your big , craggy fist , and for your entrance you have planned a noisy , colorful and exuberant greeting to your friends and tenants .

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[ adjective ] striking in variety and interest

Examples

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

Used in print

(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)

Some of their figures_of_speech were colorful and expressive .

(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)

Professor_Fredrik_Bo ^ o ^ k , Sweden 's foremost critic of the period , acclaims it as_follows : `` In this we have the verse of a painter ; strongly colorful , plastic , racy , vivid .

(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)

The show was colorful , indeed , exuberant , but the press for all its assiduity could detect no note of a fateful rendezvous with destiny .

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[ adjective ] (color) having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination

Examples

"colored crepe paper" "the film was in color" "amber-colored heads of grain"

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