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

Other spellings[change]

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
colour

Plural
colours

Red, blue and green lights mixed make lighter colours.
Cyan, yellow and magenta paints mixed make darker colours.
  1. The image caused by light in your eyes, due to light of various wavelengths hitting your retina.
    The colour 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 its colour.
    Rose coloured the drawing with a pencil.