Frieze vs Colorful - What's the difference?

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As a noun frieze

is a kind of coarse woolen cloth or stuff with a shaggy or tufted (friezed) nap on one side or frieze can be (architecture) that part of the entablature of an order which is between the architrave and cornice it is a flat member or face, either uniform or broken by triglyphs, and often enriched with figures and other ornaments of sculpture.

As a verb frieze

is to make a nap on (cloth); to friz.

As a adjective colorful is

possessing]] prominent and varied [[colour|colors.

frieze

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) frise, from .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A kind of coarse woolen cloth or stuff with a shaggy or tufted (friezed) nap on one side.
  • *1796 ,
  • *:[...] This dark, frieze -coated, hoarse, teeth-chattering month [...]
  • *1829 ,
  • From beggar's frieze to monarch's robe,
    One common doom is pass'd;
    Sweet nature's works, the swelling globe,
    Must all burn out at last.
  • *1897 , Arthur Conan Doyle,
  • "You may shoot, or you may not," cried Scarrow, striking his hand upon the breast of his frieze jacket.

    Verb

    (friez)
  • To make a nap on (cloth); to friz.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) frise, frisium, variant of frigium, ultimately from (etyl) Phrygium (opus) "(work) of Phrygia."

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (architecture) That part of the entablature of an order which is between the architrave and cornice. It is a flat member or face, either uniform or broken by triglyphs, and often enriched with figures and other ornaments of sculpture.
  • Any sculptured or richly ornamented band in a building or, by extension, in rich pieces of furniture.
  • A banner with a series of pictures.
  • The classroom had an alphabet frieze that showed an animal for each letter.

    colorful

    English

    Alternative forms

    * colourful (Commonwealth English)

    Adjective

    (-)
  • 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 , news.bbc.co.uk
  • 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.