yellow

yellow
I UK [ˈjeləʊ] / US [ˈjeloʊ] adjective ***
1) something that is yellow is the same colour as the middle of an egg

It has pretty pale yellow flowers in early spring.

2) informal not brave

I knew you were quiet, but I didn't know you were yellow.

3) offensive a very offensive word used for describing the colour of the skin of people from some parts of Asia

II UK [ˈjeləʊ] / US [ˈjeloʊ] noun [countable/uncountable]
Word forms "yellow":
singular yellow plural yellows
*
the colour of the middle of an egg

the painter's use of yellow


III UK [ˈjeləʊ] / US [ˈjeloʊ] verb [intransitive]
Word forms "yellow":
present tense I/you/we/they yellow he/she/it yellows present participle yellowing past tense yellowed past participle yellowed
to become less white and more yellow, for example because of age or damage by the sun

Michael's teeth had yellowed over time.


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