Yellow - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈjeləʊ|  American pronunciation of the word yellow
Brit.  |ˈjeləʊ|  British pronunciation of the word yellow


- yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons (syn: yellowness)


- turn yellow
The pages of the book began to yellow


- of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk (syn: xanthous, yellowish)
- easily frightened (syn: chicken, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow-bellied)
- changed to a yellowish color by age
yellowed parchment
- typical of tabloids
yellow press
- cowardly or treacherous
the little yellow stain of treason
too yellow to stand and fight
- affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc (syn: icteric, jaundiced)

Extra examples

He was too yellow to stand up and fight.'ll come with us into the cave, unless you're yellow...

The bridesmaids were dressed in yellow.

The paper had yellowed with age.

The leaves were yellowed by disease.

He has a yellow streak in him.

The vellum is yellowed in these thirteen years.

Yellow doesn't suit me at all.

The room was decorated in a variety of reds, blues, and yellows.

The pages of the book began to yellow

The truck crossed the double yellow line and entered the other lane.

We're going to paint the room yellow.

... and a small precise mouth he kept pursed over teeth a shade too prominent and yellow.

Yellow ribbons were tied on trees as a tribute to the soldiers at war.

The fruit is yellow, with a blush of pink.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: yellow
he/she/it: yellows
present participle: yellowing
past tense: yellowed
past participle: yellowed
singular: yellow
plural: yellows
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