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having intense colour or richly varied colours
vivid, rich, or distinctive in character
Derived Forms
colourfully, adverb
colourfulness, noun
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  • This use of colourful insults proved successful and was a mainstay in future books.
  • His orchestral scores are noted for their complexity and colourful instrumentation.
  • Estate maps were colourful and often intended for display as well as estate management.
  • Description the rainbow lorikeet is very colourful as its name suggests.
  • Like the legend itself, the origin of the term abominable snowman is rather colourful.
  • Jewelry has been made from particularly colourful coral since prehistoric times.

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