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colour (British English) also: color (American English)
British English: /ˈkʌlə/
American English: /ˈkələr/

Translation of colour in Italian:

noun

  • 1 (hue) what colour is it?
    di che colore è?
    do you have it in a different colour?
    ce l'avete in un colore diverso?
    the sky was the colour of lead
    il cielo era color piombo o plumbeo
    in colour (Cinema, Television)
    a colori
    the artist's use of colour
    l'uso del colore da parte dell'artista
    the garden was a mass of colour
    il giardino era un'esplosione di colori
    to take the colour out of something
    privare del colore qualcosa
    to give o lend colour to something
    dare colore a qualcosa
    to paint something in glowing colours [figurative]
    dipingere qualcosa a tinte vivaci
    “available in 12 colours”
    “disponibile in 12 colori”
    before n (Photography, Television) (picture, photo, photography, slide, copier, printer)
    a colori
  • 2 (vividness) (in writing, description) a work full of colour
    un'opera dai toni brillanti
  • 6 (complexion) to change colour to lose (one's) colour
    perdere il colorito o diventare pallido
    to put colour into somebody's cheeks
    fare tornare il colorito a qualcuno
    that should put a bit of colour into her cheeks!
    questo dovrebbe farle tornare un po' di colore sulle guance!
    to have a high colour (naturally)
    essere rubicondo
    (from illness or embarrassment)
    essere molto rosso
    her face was drained of colour
    il suo viso era pallidissimo
    her colour rose
    arrossì
    he's getting his colour back at last

also: colours plural noun

(Sport)
  • colori (masculine)
    (Military, Nautical) racing colours (Sport)
    colori della squadra
    the colours of the regiment
    i colori del reggimento
    he's playing in England's colours
    gioca per i colori dell'Inghilterra
    under false colours (Nautical)
    sotto falsa bandiera
    [figurative]
    sotto mentite spoglie
    to get one's tennis, football colours (British English) (Sport)
    entrare in una squadra di tennis, di calcio
    a scarf in the club colours
    una sciarpa con i colori del club

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • (fruit)
    prendere colore
    (person)
    also: colour up
    to colour (up) with
    diventare rosso di (anger)
    arrossire o diventare rosso per (embarrassment)

Idioms

let's see the colour of your money

tira fuori i soldi o fa' vedere quanti soldi hai

to be off colour

avere una brutta cera

to pass with flying colours

riuscire brillantemente o trionfalmente

to show one's true colours

mostrarsi nella propria vera luce o per quel che si è veramente

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