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Definition 1: having much or varied color - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where colorful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • colorful autumn leaves

Synonyms for colorful in the sense of this definition

(colorful is similar to ...) of colors that are bright and striking

(colorful is similar to ...) of colors that are bright and gaudy

"a shrill turquoise"

(colorful is similar to ...) having the vivid colors and bizarre patterns associated with psychedelic states

"a psychedelic painting"

(colorful is similar to ...) exhibiting spectral colors formed by refraction of light through a prism

"prismatic light"

(colorful is similar to ...) brilliantly colored and apparently giving off light

"fluorescent colors"

(colorful is similar to ...) strong; intense

"deep purple" "a rich red"

(colorful is similar to ...) varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles

"changeable taffeta" "chatoyant (or shot) silk" "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent"

(colorful is similar to ...) having strong or striking color

"bright dress" "brilliant tapestries" "a bird with vivid plumage"

(colorful is similar to ...) resembling flame in brilliance or color

"maple trees ablaze in autumn"

(means also ...) being or having or characterized by hue

(... are attributes of colorful) interest and variety and intensity

"the Puritan Period was lacking in color" "the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness"

Definition 2: having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where colorful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • colored crepe paper
  • the film was in color
  • amber-colored heads of grain

Synonyms for colorful in the sense of this definition

(colorful is similar to ...) light violet and dark purple

(colorful is similar to ...) having pale delicate colors

(colorful is similar to ...) having a pale color

(colorful is similar to ...) having orange flowers

(colorful is similar to ...) having the color of ripe oranges

(colorful is similar to ...) having the color of green olives

(colorful is similar to ...) having a color that does not attract attention

(colorful is similar to ...) having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

"a jester dressed in motley" "the painted desert" "a particolored dress" "a piebald horse" "pied daisies"

(colorful is similar to ...) having or appearing to have only one color

(colorful is similar to ...) having a metallic color

(colorful is similar to ...) having the color of a ripe peach

(colorful is similar to ...) having or exhibiting many colors

(colorful is similar to ...) having purple flowers

(colorful is similar to ...) having a violet color

(colorful is similar to ...) having or involving three colors

"trichromatic vision" "a trichromatic printing process" "trichromatic staining is the staining of tissue samples differentially in three colors" "tricolor plumage" "a tricolor process in photography"

(colorful is similar to ...) having a tawny color

(colorful is similar to ...) having the color of dry straw

(colorful is similar to ...) having the color of polished silver

(colorful is similar to ...) having the brown color of rust

(colorful is similar to ...) having a rose color

(colorful is similar to ...) (used of especially horses) having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or grey

"a roan horse"

(colorful is similar to ...) having red flowers

(colorful is similar to ...) having a reddish-brown color

(colorful is similar to ...) having the color of lead

(colorful is similar to ...) having a color between blue and violet

"indigo flowers"

(colorful is similar to ...) having the color of dark chocolate

(colorful is similar to ...) having the brown color of chestnuts

(colorful is similar to ...) having a buff color

(colorful is similar to ...) having a bright color

(colorful is similar to ...) having blue flowers

(colorful is similar to ...) (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood

"a face black with fury"

(colorful is similar to ...) having two colors

"a bicolor flower" "a bicolored postage stamp"

(colorful is similar to ...) (used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish-brown color

(colorful is similar to ...) (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion

"crimson with fury" "turned red from exertion" "with puffy reddened eyes" "red-faced and violent" "flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment"

(colorful is similar to ...) red tinged with cinnamon

(colorful is similar to ...) having the color of fresh cream

(colorful is similar to ...) having the color of honey

(colorful is similar to ...) having the color of gold

(colorful is similar to ...) (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color

"a man with gingery hair and bright blue eyes" "a ginger kitten"

(colorful is similar to ...) having the color of garnet

(colorful is similar to ...) having a bright red or pinkish color

(colorful is similar to ...) having the brilliant orange-red color of flames

(colorful is similar to ...) having the color of a fawn

(colorful is similar to ...) having a dun color

(colorful is similar to ...) having a dark color

(colorful is similar to ...) having the color of cinnamon

(... are attributes of colorful) a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect

"a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light"

Definition 3: striking in variety and interest - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where colorful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a colorful period of history
  • a colorful character
  • colorful language

Synonyms for colorful in the sense of this definition

(colorful is similar to ...) brightly colored and showy

"girls decked out in brave new dresses" "brave banners flying" "`braw' is a Scottish word" "a dress a bit too gay for her years" "birds with gay plumage"

(colorful is similar to ...) (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display

(colorful is similar to ...) full of variety or interest

"a many-sided personality"

(colorful is similar to ...) attracting attention by showiness or bright colors

"a noisy sweater"

(colorful is similar to ...) strikingly expressive

"a picturesque description of the rainforest"

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