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  • IPA(key): /ˌviːoˈlɛt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛt


violett (strong nominative masculine singular violetter, comparative violetter, superlative am violettesten)

  1. violet; purple; lilac (colour)
    Synonym: lila

Usage notes[edit]

  • Generally, German uses violett and lila synonymously for all blends of red and blue.
  • It is possible to distinguish between violett (violet), lila (lilac), and purpurn (purple). However, such a distinction is chiefly restricted to people interested in arts, fashion, and the like. The word purpurn, also purpurfarben, is not part of the general vocabulary.


Further reading[edit]

  • violett” in Duden online
  • violett” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache



violett (comparative mer violett, superlative mest violett)

  1. violet (colour)


Inflection of violett
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular violett mer violett mest violett
Neuter singular violett mer violett mest violett
Plural violetta mer violetta mest violetta
Masculine plural3 violette mer violetta mest violetta
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 violette mer violette mest violette
All violetta mer violetta mest violetta
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic