See also: color

English edit

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

Homophone: culler

Noun edit

colour (countable and uncountable, plural colours) (British spelling, Canadian spelling)

  1. Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and UK standard spelling of color.

Adjective edit

colour (not comparable)

  1. Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and UK standard spelling of color.

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Verb edit

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

  1. Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and UK standard spelling of color.

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Middle English edit

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Etymology edit

From Anglo-Norman colur, from Latin color.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /kuˈluːr/, /ˈkulur/

Noun edit

colour (plural colours or coloures)

  1. colour, hue, shade
  2. pigment, dye (substance for colouring)
  3. method (literary or rhetorical)
  4. justification, explanation (often feigned)

Descendants edit

  • English: color, colour
  • Scots: colour

See also edit

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

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Old French edit

Noun edit

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

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of color