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colour British & World English

The property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light

colour English Thesaurus

the lights flickered and changed colour

body colour British & World English

Opaque pigment used in painting, especially gouache

colour bar British & World English

A social system in which black people are denied access to the same rights, opportunities, and facilities as white people

colour code British & World English

A system of marking things with different colours as a means of identification

colour fast British & World English

Dyed in colours that will not fade or be washed out

colour wash British & World English

Coloured distemper

full colour British & World English

The full range of colours

high colour British & World English

A flushed complexion

off colour British & World English

Slightly unwell

oil colour British & World English

Another term for oil paint.

tone colour British & World English

Another term for timbre.

off colour English Thesaurus

I'm feeling a bit off colour

off colour New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

broken colour British & World English

A colour mixed or juxtaposed closely with another

colour-blind British & World English

Unable to distinguish certain colours, or (rarely in humans) any colours at all

colour filter British & World English

A photographic filter that absorbs light of certain colours

colour phase British & World English

A genetic or seasonal variation in the colour of the skin, pelt, or feathers of an animal

colour scheme British & World English

An arrangement or combination of colours, especially one used in interior decoration

colour wheel British & World English

A circle with different coloured sectors used to show the relationship between colours

cross-colour British & World English

Coloured flashes of interference in a colour television receiver caused by the misinterpretation of high-frequency luminance detail as colour information

false colour British & World English

Colour added during the processing of a photographic or computer image to aid interpretation of the subject

flesh colour British & World English

A light brownish pink

local colour British & World English

The customs, manner of speech, dress, or other typical features of a place or period that contribute to its particular character

Queen's colour British & World English

(In the UK) a silk union flag carried by a particular regiment along with its regimental colour

colour reversal British & World English

The process of producing a positive image directly from another positive

colour sergeant British & World English

A rank of non-commissioned officer in the Army and Royal Marines, above sergeant and below warrant officer

colour therapy British & World English

A system of alternative medicine based on the use of colour, especially projected coloured light

non-solid colour British & World English

A colour simulated by a pattern of dots of other colours, extending the range of colours available

primary colour British & World English

Any of a group of colours from which all other colours can be obtained by mixing

lend colour to British & World English

Make something seem true or probable

colour separation British & World English

The production of separate negative images of the same subject taken through green, red, and blue filters, which are combined to reproduce the full colour of the original

colour supplement British & World English

A magazine printed in colour and issued with a newspaper, especially at weekends

colour temperature British & World English

The temperature at which a black body would emit radiation of the same colour as a given object

regimental colour British & World English

(In the UK) a regimental standard in the form of a silk flag, carried by a particular regiment along with its Queen’s colour

secondary colour British & World English

A colour resulting from the mixing of two primary colours

under colour of British & World English

Under the pretext of

complementary colour British & World English

A colour that combined with a given colour makes white or black

person of colour British & World English

A person who is not white or of European parentage

troop the colour British & World English

Perform the ceremony of parading a regiment’s flag along ranks of soldiers

colour-field painting British & World English

A style of American abstract painting prominent from the late 1940s to the 1960s which features large expanses of unmodulated colour covering the greater part of the canvas. Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko were considered its chief exponents

three-colour process British & World English

A means of reproducing natural colours by combining photographic images in the three primary colours

see the colour of someone's money British & World English

Receive some proof that someone has enough money to pay for something

bicolour British & World English

Having two colours

recolour British & World English

Colour again or differently

lend colour to in colour British & World English

Make something seem true or probable

full colour in full1 British & World English

The full range of colours


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