Shining vs Colorful - What's the difference?

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Shining is a related term of colorful.

As adjectives the difference between shining and colorful

is that shining is emitting light while colorful is possessing]] prominent and varied [[colour|colors.

As a verb shining

is .

As a noun shining

is a bright emission of light; a gleam.




(en adjective)
  • Emitting light.
  • *
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage='Twas early June, the new grass was flourishing everywheres, the posies in the yard—peonies and such—in full bloom, the sun was shining , and the water of the bay was blue, with light green streaks where the shoal showed.}}
  • Reflecting light.
  • Having a high polish or sheen.
  • Having exceptional merit.
  • Verb

  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A bright emission of light; a gleam.
  • colorful


    Alternative forms

    * colourful (Commonwealth English)


  • Possessing]] prominent and varied [[colour, colors.
  • * 1895 , The Annual of the British School at Athens
  • It was a colourful vase with red and white hoops on the lid, and red bands above and below the main frieze. These bands also carry a metope pattern in white of triple lines and blobs, which can just be distinguished on the photographs.
  • Interesting, multifaceted, energetic, distinctive.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1895, author=H. Walter Staner and Henry Sturmey, title=The Autocar,
  • passage=One of the most colourful' people in motor racing, he writes in a ' colourful manner.}}
  • (euphemistic) Profane, obscene, offensive (usually in the phrase colourful language ).
  • * 2002 ,
  • Hussain celebrated reaching his ton with a gesture towards the media centre, pointing to the number three on the back of his shirt and offering some colourful language.