—yellowly, adv. —yellowness, n./yel"oh/, n., adj., yellower, yellowest, v.n.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. See yellow light.adj.6. of the color yellow.7. Often Offensive.a. designating or pertaining to an Oriental person or Oriental peoples.b. designating or pertaining to a person of mixed racial origin, esp. of black and white heritage, whose skin is yellowish or yellowish brown.8. having a sallow or yellowish complexion.9. Informal. cowardly.10. (of journalism, a newspaper, etc.)a. sensational, esp. morbidly or offensively so: That yellow rag carried all the gory details.b. dishonest in editorial comment and the presentation of news, esp. in sacrificing truth for sensationalism: Objective reporting isn't always a match for yellow journalism.11. jealous; envious.v.t., v.i.12. to make or become yellow: Yellow the sheets with dye. The white stationery had yellowed with age.[bef. 900; 1895-1900 for def. 9; ME yelou (adj. and n.), OE geolo, geolu (adj.); c. D geel, G gelb, L helvus pale-yellow; akin to ON gulr]Syn. 9. craven, timorous, fearful.
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