Definition of 'purple'
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Add the blueberries while the porridge cooks so that they pop and bleed their purple colour into the mixture. Times, Sunday Times (2017)If you have dark skin, purple is glorious. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Despite the potential colour clash of purple with red or orange, the flowering times rarely overlap. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I thought they were red or purple. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's the elegant balance of its hips, fine autumnal foliage and deep purple stems that do it for me. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Eye shadow colours that would really suit you are pale blue or purple. The Sun (2012)Tiny pockets of purple lavender sprouted hopefully from cracks in the baked earth. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The colour theme was purple and cream. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Then in ruby crown and royal purple she served them all. The Princess and the Curdie (1883)The raw steaks are glossy and deep purple. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We think this is a purple patch. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The double dark purples would go well with bronze fennel. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Just us and a pool table with a purple cloth. The Sun (2008)The shiny green leaves with purple spots are also very conspicuous. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Anyone would think he had dyed his hair purple. The Sun (2012)Their purple and red outfits were carefully chosen to send a message to spectators. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is one of the most delicious things you can do with a bundle of purple sprouting. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The colour purple is the playground sensation du jour. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Russian sage with almost white foliage and deep purple flowers. The Education of a Gardener (1994)The thing about purple patches is that they tend to be temporary. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Similarly there are pink and dark purple varieties of lavender. Planning the Organic Herb Garden (1986)With opinion so divided there would be distinctive pictures of swathes of green and contrasting purple being proudly displayed. The Sun (2010)So do horses with names that remind you of a neighbour and carrying the number four and a jockey in purple silks. The Sun (2009)She really looked beautiful tonight in a kind of patterned dress, deep reds and purples and blues. The Glasgow Girls (1994)This is the royal purple. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The two bankers and their esteemed guests shared a lavish four-course meal and fine wines at a table decked in a purple cloth. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When we first see him, his spindly frame is swathed in a purple and red silk dressing gown emblazoned with his name. Times, Sunday Times (2011)THIS eye colour will suit purples, berry hues and nudes. The Sun (2016)Made by drying fresh plums, prunes are great for a family of dark purple antioxidant pigments, thought to help the flow of blood and oxygen. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'purple'
British English: purple /ˈpɜːpl/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is purple is reddish-blue in colour.
She wore purple and green silk.
- American English: purple
- Arabic: أُرْجُوَانِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: roxo
- Chinese: 紫色的
- Croatian: ljubičast
- Czech: purpurový
- Danish: purpur
- Dutch: paars
- European Spanish: morado
- Finnish: violetti
- French: violet
- German: violett
- Greek: πορφυρός
- Italian: viola
- Japanese: 紫色の
- Korean: 자줏빛의
- Norwegian: purpurfarget
- Polish: purpurowy
- European Portuguese: roxo
- Romanian: violet
- Russian: пурпурный
- Spanish: morado
- Swedish: lila
- Thai: ที่มีสีม่วง
- Turkish: mor
- Ukrainian: фіолетовий
- Vietnamese: tím
Definition of purple from the Collins English Dictionary
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