colour

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

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

Plain form
colour

Third-person singular
colours

Past tense
coloured

Past participle
coloured

Present participle
colouring

  1. To give something colour.
    Rose coloured the drawing with a pencil.