This word may also be spelled "colourful."
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (brightly-colored)
a. colorido
I made a very colorful fruit salad for the party.Hice una macedonia de frutas muy colorida para la fiesta.
Macaws are very colorful.Los guacamayos son muy coloridos.
b. de colores vivos
She favors colorful clothes.Le gusta llevar ropa de colores vivos.
c. lleno de color
Our backyard is really colorful because of the fall leaves.Nuestro jardín está lleno de color debido al follaje otoñal.
2. (expressive)
a. vívido
Our grandfather always amuses us with colorful stories.Nuestro abuelo siempre nos entretiene con historias vívidas.
3. (original and interesting)
a. pintoresco
In our journeys we met very colorful characters.En nuestros viajes nos cruzamos con personajes muy pintorescos.
4. (vulgar language)
a. subido de tono
He uses very colorful language in his public speeches.En sus discursos públicos utiliza un lenguaje muy subido de tono.
5. (disreputable)
a. animado
He started his show business career early and has had a rather colorful life.Empezó joven en el mundo del espectáculo y ha tenido una vida bastante animada.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (having bright colors)
a. de colores vivos
2. (interesting, exciting)
a. lleno(a) de colorido
a colorful characterun personaje pintoresco
3. (vivid; language, description)
a. expresivo(a), vívido(a)
colorful (US)
1 (bright) [+display, image] lleno de color; lleno de colorido; [+procession] lleno de colorido; [+clothes, design, pattern] de colores vivos
a bunch of colourful flowers un ramo de flores de vistosos colores
the flowers were colourful
2 (picturesque) [+figure, character, story, history] pintoresco; [+description, account, style] colorista; [+scene] vivo; animado
her colourful past su movidito pasado (informal)
a well-known City business man with a rather colourful background
3 (vulgar) [+language] subido de tono
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