An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (colored)
a. colorful
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Una fila de casitas coloridas adornan la riviera.A row of colorful little houses adorn the riviera.
El pavo real mostraba su colorido plumaje.The peacock was displaying its colorful plumage.
b. colourful (United Kingdom)
Los pétalos coloridos de las flores atraen a las abejas.The colourful petals of the flowers attract bees.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(lively and exciting)
a. colorful
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Asistimos a una colorida y espectacular fiesta en Sevilla.We attended a spectacular and colorful fiesta in Seville.
b. colourful (United Kingdom)
Damos un paseo por el animado y colorido barrio de Santa Lucía.We took a walk through the lively and colourful district of Santa Lucía.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (visual effects)
a. coloring
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Para mí el colorido de esta tela es un poco apagado.I find the coloring of this fabric a little too muted.
b. colouring (United Kingdom)
El colorido de las mariposas varía mucho.Butterfly colouring varies a lot.
c. colors
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El artista ha abandonado el colorido sombrío que antes era característico de su obra.The artist has abandoned the somber colors that used to typify his work.
d. colours (United Kingdom)
Da gusto ver el colorido espectacular del otoño.It's great to see the spectacular colours of autumn.
e. color
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El pelo rubio de Daniela hace contraste con el colorido oscuro de sus ojos.Daniela's blonde hair contrasts with the dark color of her eyes.
f. colour (United Kingdom)
A mi hija le encanta el colorido rosa vibrante de su habitación.My daughter just loves the vibrant pink colour of her room.
4. (art)
a. range of colors
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Creo que Picasso usaba un colorido particular en sus cuadros.I think Picasso used a unique range of colors in his work.
b. range of colours (United Kingdom)
Hoy estudiaremos el colorido de los cuadros de Matisse.Today we will look at the range of colours in Matisse's paintings.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. colorfulness
una fiesta de gran coloridoa very colorful local festival
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colour(ing); color(ing); (EEUU)
colorido local local colour
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