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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

colour (countable and uncountable, plural colours)

  1. (British) Alternative spelling of color

AdjectiveEdit

colour (not comparable)

  1. (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Britain) Alternative spelling of color

VerbEdit

colour (third-person singular simple present colours, present participle colouring, simple past and past participle coloured)

  1. (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain) Alternative spelling of color

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman colur, from Latin color.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

colour (plural colours or coloures)

  1. colour, hue
  2. The colour of an aforementioned thing or region
  3. (heraldry) Heraldic colour
  4. A pigment, dye, or other instrument for colouring
  5. A literary or rhetorical method or technique
  6. A reasoning, justification, explanation (often a feigned one)

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Colors in Middle English · coloures, hewes (layout · text)
     whit      grey, hor      blak
             red ; cremesyn, gernet              citrine, aumbre ; broun, tawne              yelow, dorry ; canevas
             grasgrene              grene             
             plunket ; ewage              asure, livid              blewe, blo, pers
             violet ; inde              rose, murrey ; purpel              claret

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

colour f (oblique plural colours, nominative singular colour, nominative plural colours)

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of color