English version

purple

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Colours
purplepur‧ple1 /ˈpɜːpəl $ ˈpɜːr-/ ●●● S3 W3 noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 CCa dark colour that is a mixture of red and blue
Examples from the Corpus
purpleThere is a huge range of colours, from an almost black purple, through red, orange, yellow and white.Later something else purple takes on an even deeper significance.I read the few sentences printed in purple on the leaf of pale yellow paper.One year after his discovery, the flamboyant Empress Eugenie decided that purple would be the colour for the season.Amid all the purple, there was cardinal and gold, spilling from guts and pouring from hearts.Her hair is wild black grass, diluted to purple across her brow.
purplepurple2 ●●● S3 W3 adjective 🔊 🔊 1 having a dark colour that is a mixture of red and blue2 purple with rage/purple in the face etc3 purple patch4 purple prose/passage
Examples from the Corpus
purpleBarney Orlansky was purple and gold from head to toe -- hat, shirt and high-top shoes in Lakers colors.On the live Bishop the silver pectoral cross rose and fell on the purple cassock.A tall black-haired woman in a purple robe opened it.The air hostesses on the flight to Bangkok wear pink and purple sarongs with gold borders, western eye-makeup, smiles.Their heads were the only two not covered with purple shrouds, Blackbourne said.It was a shabby army-surplus shoulder-bag which some one had painstakingly embroidered with purple stars.Above them, the sky is purple with twilight.
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