Definition of yellow in English:
- Although the red tomatoes were good, the green and yellow ones weren't ripe enough.
- One of the bedrooms to the front has a built-in desk and wardrobe and a blue and yellow colour scheme.
- The two mixed together into one colour - just like yellow and blue become green.
- Her inimitable chinky eyes and yellow tone skin registered as prime attributes for identification.
- Telling me that I'll go to hell because I'm gay would be the same as telling me I'll go to hell because I have yellow skin.
- They couldn't believe that a woman with yellow skin, who looked just like they did, was as capable of teaching English as a Caucasian.
- There's even a couple of yellow radioactivity warning lights for sinister effect.
- So lets just say that the blog is being written on yellow alert and I reserve the right to not say everything on the blog.
- Strapped to each one is a wooden stake with a bright yellow hazard tape attached, warning people to stay away.
- So go stand on your feet like a man, or whine like the yellow coward that you are.
- He is an ordinary candidate whose yellow streak has already shown itself.
- Some of the men had gone soft and yellow and turned against them when Cartwright showed up, but that was no problem now.
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- Buildings painted brilliant yellow, ochre, red or green and not looking over the top.
- Huge sticker-boards in bright yellow, blue and red will greet the children as they walk in.
- I have had a lot of success using the colours red and yellow, while green and blue tend to be very slow in producing runs.
- My father had told me to have her look nice, and her blue and pink dress was much more suitable than her old yellow.
- When Henry heard of her death, he celebrated at a banquet dressed in bright yellow from head to toes.
- To my left stood a young girl dressed in bright orange and yellow.
- Ebdon had the chance to seal victory in the deciding frame after White missed a yellow.
- He misses a yellow with just three reds left, and another long safety battle ensues.
- Gyan collects a yellow for booting the ball into the crowd in protest at a decision going against him.
- Their research indicates that aster yellows are the primary disease concern.
- A plant with aster yellows develops weak, yellowing leaves and twisted or distorted stems and flowers.
- Stunted, twisted growth and oddly distorted flowers are the symptoms of aster yellows, a disease which often shows up in midsummer.
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- The pages are yellowing, the leather worn, but the handwriting is still crystal clear.
- The sun shone in through the office window, yellowing one of the policemen's trousers.
- All else was a seemingly endless field of grass, tall, yellowing and waving gently in the warm breeze.
the yellow peril
- offensive The political or military threat regarded as being posed by the Chinese or by the peoples of SE Asia.Example sentences
- Superman of justice and morality, Mr. Freedom is sent by the French Freedom Organization to liberate from the red menace and the yellow peril.
- Immigration has played a critical role in broadening our vision, the yellow peril vanished when east Asians were humanised by living around the corner.
- And a generation later, nothing has changed except the lies: instead of the red menace and the yellow peril, we now have WMDs and terrorism.
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- Memories of the yellowish, golden skies of high noon and the purple vegetation came to him.
- They untied the golden horse with the yellowish mane and tail and led him down the road to the side yard of the Miller home.
- If you're leaves are yellowish and there's a fine webbing around the stems, then you've got the mite.
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- Overhead, the full moon leered yellowly between ghostly wisps of cloud, and the Cathedral bells began to chime.
- Distant lights beckoned yellowly, and Gideon moved towards them, his collar pulled uselessly up about his neck.
- Walking, the fairly turned pianos yellowly softly sweat.
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- In fact, it is quite obscenely lurid in its sheer, wanton yellowness.
- I confronted this fact while standing in front of a gorgeous yellow bowl, decorated with nothing but its own perfect yellowness, which looked utterly Chinese to me.
- And the thankfully near full moon was magically radiant in its slight yellowness, divinely suspended in nothingness amid the sequined backdrop of stars, planets and galaxies.
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- The yellowy gold brew isn't as hoppy as most true pale ales, but this is a good choice for Keith's drinkers who want to go a bit more upscale.
- Actually, it's two varnishes - an opaque yellowy gold base coat and a see-through gold with glitter as the top coat.
- Awash with glittering gold, adorned in yellowy brilliance, the jewellery designers cut a new path, defiantly and creatively.
As with other colour words such as auburn and brown, the root of yellow probably referred to a wider range of colours than the modern word. It shares an ancestor with gold ( see golden), but is also related to gall (Old English), bile (mid 17th century), and the final element of melancholy, all of which derive from the greenish colour of bile. The yellow egg yolk (Old English), which could be spelt yelk into the 17th century, was also related to yellow. In the 17th century yellow rather than green was the colour of jealousy, possibly with the idea of a jealous person being ‘jaundiced’ or bitter. The word jaundice (Middle English) is from Old French jaune ‘yellow’, from the symptomatic yellowish complexion. Yellow is now associated with cowardice, a link that began in the 1850s in the USA. Since the 1920s a coward has been said to be yellow-bellied or a yellow-belly.
Words that rhyme with yellowBargello, bellow, bordello, cello, Donatello, fellow, jello, martello, mellow, morello, niello, Novello, Pirandello, Portobello, Punchinello, Uccello, violoncello
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