An example of a colour is blue.
Humans and birds can perceive colour.
An example of colour is to fill in a drawing with crayons.
Most languages have names for the colours black, white, red, and green.
Colour has been a sensitive issue in many societies.
This film is broadcast in colour.
He was awarded colours for his football.
Could you give me some colour with regards to which products made up the mix of revenue for this quarter?
Under colour of law, he managed to bilk taxpayers of millions of dollars.
Colour television and films were considered a great improvement over black and white.
We could colour the walls red.
My kindergartener loves to colour.
Her face coloured as she realised her mistake.
That interpretation certainly colours my perception of the book.
Colour me confused.
Other Word Forms
Origin of colour
- Middle English colo(u)r, from Anglo-Norman colur, from Old French colour, color, from Latin color, from Old Latin colos "covering", from Proto-Indo-European *kel- (“to cover, conceal”). Akin to Latin cēlō (“I hide, conceal”). Displaced Middle English blee (“colour”), from Old English blēo. More at blee.
- In the US, the spelling color is used to match the spelling of the word's Latin etymon, and to make all derivatives consistent (colorimeter, colorize, colorless, etc). Elsewhere in the English-speaking world, the spelling colour has been retained.