colorless

adjective
col·​or·​less | \ ˈkə-lər-ləs \

Definition of colorless

: lacking color: such as
a : pallid, blanched a colorless complexion
b : dull, uninteresting colorless prose

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Other Words from colorless

colorlessly adverb
colorlessness noun

Examples of colorless in a Sentence

since we can't decide what color to paint the doghouse, our latest home project remains colorless for the time being page after page of colorless prose without even one neat turn of phrase

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Counterfeit cold medicines are often made out of a nasty concoction known as diethylene glycol (DEG), which is a clear, colorless, odorless, viscous liquid with a sweet taste. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "This Simple Musical Instrument Can Detect Poison," 13 Sep. 2018 Ticino’s quirkiest offering is Bianco di Merlot, a white made from red grapes that’s light, crisp, and virtually colorless—be warned, though, as its fruity taste is polarizing. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Swiss Wine Vacation We All Need to Take," 11 Sep. 2018 Outside this region, the image that the eye perceives is largely blurry and colorless. Nick Chater, WSJ, "You See Less Than You Think," 10 Aug. 2018 If bright and bold is your style, think about something more understated with a colorless choice. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Christmas Tree Shops Just Released Its Holiday Decor and We Want Everything," 13 Oct. 2018 The next day brought cold, colorless rain in New York. Brianna Wu, Marie Claire, "I Ran for Congress. I Lost. I'm Persisting. Quitting Is Not an Option In the Trump Era.," 9 Oct. 2018 As a result, any bacteria that carried a variant form of the enzyme that digested the protein would end up surrounded by a clear, colorless halo. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Nobel awarded for using Darwin’s ideas to make antibodies and catalysts," 3 Oct. 2018 Called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas created when fuels like gas, wood, charcoal, gas, or propane burn incompletely, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "SAFETY ALERT: Your Carbon Monoxide Alarm Probably Just Expired This Year," 21 Sep. 2018 Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, depriving the heart, brain and other vital organs of oxygen. New York Times, "Deadly Convenience: Keyless Cars and Their Carbon Monoxide Toll," 13 May 2018

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First Known Use of colorless

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for colorless

colorless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of colorless

: lacking color
: dull or boring : not interesting

colorless

adjective
col·​or·​less | \ ˈkə-lər-ləs \

Kids Definition of colorless

1 : having no color
3 : dull entry 1 sense 3 Her face had a colorless expression.

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