colour

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • color (American spelling)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Homophone: culler

Noun[edit]

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

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

Adjective[edit]

colour (not comparable)

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

Related terms[edit]

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 Britain standard spelling of color.

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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 (instrument for colouring)
  3. (literary or rhetorical) method
  4. justification, explanation (often feigned)

Descendants[edit]

  • English: color, colour
  • Scots: colour

References[edit]

See also[edit]

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, purpur              claret

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of color