col‧our‧ful British English ; colorful American English
1 having bright colours or a lot of different colours:
a colourful display of flowers
colorful costumes
2 interesting, exciting, and full of variety
colourful history/past/career/life
Charlie Chaplin had a long and colorful career.
colourful character/figure (=someone who is interesting and unusual)
3 colourful language, speech etc uses a lot of swearing
colourfully adverb
WORD FOCUS: colour WORD FOCUS: colour
a particular kind of colour: shade, hint, hue

words for describing dark colours: dark, deep, rich

words for describing light colours: light, pale, soft, pastel

words for describing bright colours: bright, brilliant, vivid, garish disapproving, gaudy disapproving

having a lot of colours: colourful, multicoloured British English/multicolored American English

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