color

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color is part of the Basic English 850.
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color is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
color

Other spellings[change]

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
color

Plural
colors

Red, blue and green lights mixed make lighter colors.
Cyan, yellow and magenta paints mixed make darker colors.
  1. The image caused by light in your eyes, due to light of various wavelengths hitting your retina.
    The color of the sea is blue.

Common colors include:

black
white
gray
red
orange
yellow
green
blue
purple
pink
brown


Verb[change]

Plain form
color

Third-person singular
colors

Past tense
colored

Past participle
colored

Present participle
coloring

  1. To give something color.
    Rose colored the drawing with a pencil.