yellow Definition

  • 1a color like that of a lemon or gold
  • 2cowardly

Using yellow: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "yellow" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She was wearing a yellow dress.

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    The sunflowers were bright yellow.

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    He has a yellow streak in him.

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    The yellow leaves of autumn.

yellow Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using yellow

  • a coward


    He didn't want to fight because he was a yellow belly.

  • a relaxed and contented state of mind


    After a long day at work, I like to sit back and enjoy some mellow yellow.

  • a path to success or happiness


    She followed the yellow brick road to achieve her dreams.

Phrases with yellow

  • journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration


    The newspaper was accused of yellow journalism for publishing false stories.

  • an acute viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, characterized by fever, jaundice, and vomiting, and causing bleeding from the gums, skin, and internal organs


    Many people died from yellow fever during the outbreak.

  • a caution given to a soccer player


    The referee gave him a yellow card for unsportsmanlike behavior.


Summary: yellow in Brief

The term 'yellow' [ˈjɛləʊ] refers to a color resembling that of a lemon or gold. It can also mean cowardly, as in 'He has a yellow streak in him.' The phrase 'yellow journalism' refers to sensationalist reporting, while 'yellow fever' is an acute viral disease. Idioms include 'yellow belly,' meaning coward, and 'mellow yellow,' signifying a relaxed state of mind.

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