[ UK /jˈɛlə‍ʊ/ ]
[ US /ˈjɛɫoʊ/ ]
  1. typical of tabloids
    sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal
    yellow press
  2. easily frightened
  3. of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk
  4. affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc
  5. changed to a yellowish color by age
    yellowed parchment
  6. cowardly or treacherous
    the little yellow stain of treason
    too yellow to stand and fight
  1. yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
  1. turn yellow
    The pages of the book began to yellow
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How To Use yellow In A Sentence

  • Using a bold colour such as yellow is risky. Times, Sunday Times
  • Connecticut schools have been fitting yellow intruder alarms next to fire alarms in their corridors and dining halls. Times, Sunday Times
  • She was carrying her overnight case and a basket of dried flowers-statice, strawflower, and immortelle in the pastel colors referred to in seed catalogues as "art shades": fawn, apricot, mauve, and pale yellow. Incubus
  • Soon the seeds in the inflated seed cases of the yellow rattle will be hard and rattle at a brush.
  • They were pink and yellow and orange, and they reminded Kate of the flowers from a Dr. Seuss book. CIRCLE OF THREE: BOOK 6: RING OF LIGHT
  • Putting Cape Wind in Nantucket Sound is like putting a refinery in Yellowstone. The Volokh Conspiracy » Cape Wind Approved
  • Other numerous species include the yellowbilled diver Gavia adamsii, whooper swan Cygnus cygnus, lesser whitefronted goose Anser erythropus, slatybacked gull Larus Schistisagus, Kamchatka tern Sterna camtschatica, guillemot Uria aalge, thickbilled guillemot Uria lomvia, pigeon guillemot Cepphus columbs, ancient murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus, horned puffin Fratercula Corniculata and tufted puffin Lunda cirrhata. Volcanoes of Kamchatka, Russian Federation
  • The forest all along the mountain curve was spotted with dots of red, yellow, purple and gold, trees just beginning to turn with the season.
  • She was older, a yellow-haired journeyman holist almost womanly in the fullness of her body. THE BROKEN GOD
  • Besides that, there flourished some tufts of velvety grass, some scattered reeds, two plants of the yellow herb called tansy, four of a red flower, and a pretty white one; but the treasures of the rock consisted of three roots of garlic, which Maie had put in a cleft. The Lilac Fairy Book
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