Adjective "yellowing" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Of the colour between green and orange in the spectrum, a primary subtractive colour complementary to blue; coloured like ripe lemons or egg yolks.
  1. 'Although the red tomatoes were good, the green and yellow ones weren't ripe enough.'
  2. 'Smarties originally came in eight colours - red, yellow, orange, green, mauve, pink, light brown and brown.'
  3. 'In her every day life, this up and coming model wears elegant and comfortable clothes in the colours of blue, yellow or green.'
  4. 'Bedrooms here are blue and green with orange and yellow day rooms featuring pictures of still lakes and mountains, which promote a feeling of tranquillity.'
  5. 'It's starting to get light at that time now so it was glowing this sort of orange / yellow colour against a blue winter's sky - it was MASSIVE and very low in sky.'
  6. 'The floor and arched walls are covered with blue, green and yellow mosaics.'
  7. 'His distinctive racing colours of green and yellow hoops have become as synonymous with Cheltenham as the black stuff downed with such enthusiasm by his countrymen.'
  8. 'It includes the full spectrum of colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.'
  9. 'Amber is a light, organic substance that is generally yellow or orange in colour and may be transparent or cloudy.'
  10. 'It is even available in bright colours like blue, green, yellow and orange.'
  11. 'he put Camp Visoko on yellow alert'
  12. 'So lets just say that the blog is being written on yellow alert and I reserve the right to not say everything on the blog.'
  13. 'To top it off, the flagship of stress hormones, cortisol, is running amok through my veins, putting my body on yellow alert for the day.'
  14. 'Tom Ridge's alert level was at yellow before the warnings and it stayed yellow all along…'
  15. 'A five metre high fence, dotted at intervals by yellow danger signs, surrounded the abandoned car park.'
  16. 'The Ouse, in York, still has a yellow flood warning in place and the Derwent at Malton and Norton is very high.'
Not brave; cowardly.
  1. 'With this yellow streak in us, where are we heading?'
  2. 'Some of the men had gone soft and yellow and turned against them when Cartwright showed up, but that was no problem now.'
  3. 'So go stand on your feet like a man, or whine like the yellow coward that you are.'
  4. 'I think I've found a yellow streak amidst your red, white, and blue posturing.'
(of a style of writing, especially in journalism) lurid and sensational.
  1. 'Like yellow journalism, it is yellow politics and I am against it.'


Yellow colour or pigment.
  1. count noun 'painted in vivid blues and yellows'
  2. 'Bright yellow in colour, smeared with splodges of red, several seemed to sprout from one stem, almost like a flower.'
  3. 'Although different in shape and size, both are yellow in colour and many children pick up the bomblets thinking they contain food.'
  4. 'Fresh look yellow has similar features, but is yellow in colour, of course.'
  5. 'With vibrant colours - bright yellow, dark blue and fresh white - and a catchy jingle it is a commercial worth watching more than once.'
  6. 'Buildings painted brilliant yellow, ochre, red or green and not looking over the top.'
  7. 'Covering less than one-thousandth of the page, along with their colour combination of yellow on white, makes them invisible to the naked eye, Crean says.'
  8. 'Then there are the body colours, chili red, liquid yellow, cool blue, hot orange and for the Cooper S only, hyper blue.'
  9. 'Dark green, ocean blue, metallic greys and whites, black and vibrant flashes of cobalt blue and acid yellow are the season's colours.'
  10. 'Huge sticker-boards in bright yellow, blue and red will greet the children as they walk in.'
  11. 'Behind the house is a border like a theatre set, its foreground dashed with red, yellow and blue of flowering bushes against a backdrop of a hundred greens.'
  12. 'When Henry heard of her death, he celebrated at a banquet dressed in bright yellow from head to toes.'
  13. 'Each morning, she would make sure Ginnia was dressed in fashionable clothes - in her favourite yellow - and always applied a touch of sparkly make-up.'
  14. 'To my left stood a young girl dressed in bright orange and yellow.'
A yellow ball or piece in a game or sport, especially the yellow ball in snooker.
  1. 'In what proved to be the final frame, the Scot looked set to level proceedings with a break of 53 only to miss another yellow and then find himself snookered.'
  2. 'Williams broke down on a 44 but Hunter could not take advantage as the Welshman potted a long yellow and cleared to the pink to go two up.'
  3. 'Gyan collects a yellow for booting the ball into the crowd in protest at a decision going against him.'
  4. 'Doherty still has a chance of saving the frame but misses the penultimate red when attempting to escape from a snooker behind the yellow.'
  5. 'But he missed the final yellow into its own pocket and Hendry accepted his reprieve to take the frame and then the match.'
  6. 'Ebdon had the chance to seal victory in the deciding frame after White missed a yellow.'
  7. 'He misses a yellow with just three reds left, and another long safety battle ensues.'
  8. 'Fu looked to have had the eighth and final frame of the session sewn up, before snookering himself on the yellow.'
  9. 'Both players managed century breaks during the match but the match finally swung in Doherty's favour when he fluked a snooker on the final yellow of the match and Stevens could not escape.'
Used in names of moths or butterflies that are mainly yellow in colour.
    Any of a number of plant diseases in which the leaves turn yellow, typically caused by viruses and transmitted by insects.
    1. 'Stunted, twisted growth and oddly distorted flowers are the symptoms of aster yellows, a disease which often shows up in midsummer.'
    2. 'Disease problems can include powdery mildew, Botrytis blight, aster yellows, leaf spots, viruses and foliar nematodes.'


    Become yellow, especially with age.
    1. 'yellowing lace curtains'
    2. 'Finally, one turned and Julian Keats found himself looking at letters, yellowing bundles of them, all in chronological order.'
    3. 'The pages are yellowing, the leather worn, but the handwriting is still crystal clear.'
    4. 'On return to air these leaves wilted and yellowed rapidly.'
    5. 'His thin, white hair was clumped in oily points that yellowed at the tips.'
    6. 'It was a mirthless smile, revealing teeth yellowed by smoke and neglect.'
    7. 'Pairs of hares scampered and jinked in telepathically close formation; rape fields were yellowing.'
    8. 'Upon returning from a short trip, I noticed that the leaves were yellowing.'
    9. 'More and more people have decided not to put up with yellowing, stained teeth and, instead, are having them bleached into a pearly white grins.'
    10. 'The flowers were bashed and the leaves were yellowing.'
    11. 'He's even made the cards sepia-toned, as if they'd slightly yellowed with age.'


    1. a color like that of egg yolk, ripe lemons, etc.; the primary color between green and orange in the visible spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 570 and 590 nm.

    2. the yolk of an egg.

    3. a yellow pigment or dye.

    4. Informal. yellow light.

    5. Slang. yellow jacket (def 2). adjective, yellower, yellowest.

    6. of the color yellow.

    7. Disparaging and Offensive. designating or pertaining to an Asian person or Asian peoples. designating or pertaining to a person of

    More examples(as adjective)

    "textbooks can be yellowing."

    "ceilings can be yellowing."

    "cards can be yellowing."

    "bowls can be yellowing."


    (yellow)Old English geolu, geolo, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch geel and German gelb, also to gold.


    the yellow peril