• (GA) IPA: /ˈkʌlɚfəl/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈkʌləfəl/

colorful (American spelling)

  1. Possessing prominent and varied colors.
    • 1895, The Annual of the British School at Athens
      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 can just be distinguished on the photographs.
  2. Interesting, multifaceted, energetic, distinctive.
  3. (euphemistic) Profane, obscene, offensive (usually in the phrase colourful language).
    • 2002, ↗
      Hussain celebrated reaching his ton with a gesture towards the media centre, pointing to the number three on the back of his shirt and offering some colourful language.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: coloré
  • German: bunt, farbig, (please verify) farbenprächtig, farbenfroh, (please verify) kunterbunt (de)
  • Italian: colorato
  • Portuguese: colorido
  • Russian: (please verify) разноцве́тный (ru) (raznocvétnyj), (please verify) цвета́стый (ru) (cvetástyj), я́ркий
  • Spanish: lleno, de color, lleno de color
  • French: coloré
  • Russian: колори́тный
  • Spanish: de color

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