Definition of "yellowy" []

  • Somewhat yellow; yellowish. (adjective)
  • Any of a group of colours that vary in saturation but have the same hue. They lie in the approximate wavelength range 585–575 nanometres. Yellow is the complementary colour of blue and with cyan and magenta forms a set of primary colours (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A pigment or dye of or producing these colours (noun)
  • Yellow cloth or clothing (noun)
  • The yolk of an egg (noun)
  • A yellow ball in snooker, etc (noun)
  • Any of a group of pieridine butterflies the males of which have yellow or yellowish wings, esp the clouded yellows (Colias spp.) and the brimstone (noun)
  • Of the colour yellow (adjective)
  • Yellowish in colour or having parts or marks that are yellowish (adjective)
  • Having a yellowish skin; Mongoloid (adjective)
  • Cowardly or afraid (adjective)
  • Offensively sensational, as a cheap newspaper (esp in the phrase yellow press) (adjective)
  • To make or become yellow (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "yellowy" in a sentence
  • "Nothing but books and books and books, bound in yellowy leather."
  • "I think the last cake is actually supposed to be a Kobe Bryant cake - the Lakers wear a kind of yellowy-orange uniform with purple trim, and he wears number 8."
  • "The interior of this particular Silhouette is a kind of yellowy - brown, a shade that may be familiar if you're a heavy drinker."