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



    (especially US English colorful) adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈkʌləfl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌlərfl//
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  1. 1full of bright colours or having a lot of different colours colourful shop windows The male birds are more colourful than the females. a small but colourful garden
  2. 2interesting or exciting; full of variety, sometimes in a way that is slightly shocking a colourful history/past/career one of the book’s most colourful characters
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: colourful