Definition of coloured adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (especially US English colored) adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈkʌləd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌlərd//
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  1. 1  (often in compounds) having a particular colour or different colours brightly coloured balloons coloured lights She was wearing a cream-coloured suit.
  2. 2(old-fashioned or offensive) (of a person) from a race that does not have white skin
  3. 3Coloured (in South Africa) having parents who are of different races
  4. Extra examples She wore a richly coloured silk dress. variously coloured birds The street was ablaze with coloured lights.