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Definition of the adjective coloured

What does coloured mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination
  2. favoring one person or side over another
  3. (used of color) artificially produced; not natural
  4. having skin rich in melanin pigments

Alternative definition of the adjective coloured


  1. Having a particular colour or kind of colour
  2. Having prominent colours; colourful
  3. Influenced pervasively but subtly
  4. [US, older usage, now demeaning] Of skin colour other than the white, particularly black.
  5. [South Africa, potentially offensive] Of neither black nor white skin colour.

Definition of the noun coloured

What does coloured mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: coloureds

  1. [colloquial, dated] [sometimes, derogatory] A person who is not white.

Definition of the verb coloured

What does coloured mean as a doing word?


  1. past of colour


"Coloured" is a 1994 short film written and directed by Barrie White.


Coloured: In Southern Africa, the term Coloureds is an ethnic label for people of mixed ethnic origin who possess ancestry from Europe, Asia, and various Khoisan and Bantu tribes of Southern Africa. Besides the extensive combining of these diverse heritages in the Western Cape — in which a distinctive Cape Coloured and affiliated Cape Malay culture developed — in other parts of Southern Africa, their development has usually been the result of the meeting of two distinct groups. Genetic studies suggest the group has the highest levels of mixed ancestry in the world. However, the maternal contribution to the Coloured population, measured by mitochondrial DNA studies, was found to come mostly from the Khoisan population.

Phrases with Coloured

  1. dun-coloured
  2. buff-coloured
  3. dark-coloured
  4. fawn-coloured
  5. gold-coloured
  6. lead-coloured
  7. Rose-Coloured
  8. self-coloured
  9. wine-coloured
  10. dusky-coloured
  11. flame-coloured
  12. flesh-coloured
  13. honey-coloured
  14. metal-coloured
  15. multi-coloured
  16. olive-coloured
  17. Party-Coloured
  18. solid-coloured
  19. straw-coloured
  20. tawny-coloured

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Coloured

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Contemporary Politics of Southern Africa (2015)

by Gwyneth Williams, Brian Hackland

A small party drawing its support mainly from people designated 'Coloured' in Namibia, the Labour Party was formerly part of the DTA. See also DTA. Labour Party of South Africa (South Africa) The Labour Party of ...

Google previewDarby's edition of Brooke's Universal gazetteer, or, A new geographical dictionary (1828)

containing a description of the empires, kingdoms, states, provinces, cities, towns, forts, seas, harbours, rivers, lakes, mountains, capes, &c. in the known world ... to which are added, the Constitution of the United States, and the constitutions of the respective states : illustrated by a neat coloured map of the United States by Richard Brookes, William Darby

Illustrated by a neat coloured Mi v the United States. The Third American Editian, with ample Additions and Improvements □ bv " Uam Darby, Member of the New York Historical Society, Author of a Map and Statistical Acco'u n Louisiana ...

Google previewThe Popular Encyclopedia (1841)

Being a General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, Biography, History, and Political Economy

are hung several coloured transparent blinds, arranged on lines in such a manner as to be movable up and down, in order to pass by and overlay ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

ord's On examining blood diluted with water in one of same manner, namely, by the transmission of light lour of the phials formerly described, it transmitted a red co- from a white ground through a transparent coloured blood. lour, and the ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

The coloured rays (fig. 16), diverging from the prism are received by a double convex lens, at the distance of twice its focal length from the hole ; at the same distance behind the lens, where they are collected by its refraction, they are received ...

Google previewA Botanical Dictionary (1805)

Or, Elements of Systematic and Philosophical Botany by Colin Milne

the corolla coloured. 4. Notwithstanding such essential differences, nature seems to have put no absolute limits between these parts of fructi- ' fication ; for in many plants, as bartsia, the ...

Google previewDictionary of Race, Ethnicity and Culture (2002)

by Guido Bolaffi, Raffaele Bracalenti, Peter Braham, Sandro Gindro

coloured; Fr. gens de couleur; Ger. Farbiger) The term `coloured has been pri- marily used in the UK and the USA to distinguish those with dark skin from those who are de®ned ± or who de®ne themselves ± as `white', as in the case of ...

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Quotes about Coloured

The observation of others is coloured by our inability to observe ourselves impartially. We can never be impartial about anything until we can be impartial about our own organism. (A.R. Orage)
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Scrabble value of C3O1L1O1U1R1E1D2

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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