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1. purple

adjective. ['ˈpɝːpəl'] of a color intermediate between red and blue.

Synonyms

  • violet
  • purplish

Antonyms

  • colorlessness
  • chromatic color
  • uncolored

Etymology

  • purpel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • purple (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Purple

  • ampal
  • ample
  • appel
  • appell
  • apple
  • archetypal
  • boepple
  • businesspeople
  • capel
  • caple
  • cappel
  • carpal
  • chairpeople
  • chapel
  • chappel
  • chappell
  • chapple
  • congresspeople
  • constantinople
  • coppel

Example sentences of the word purple


1. Noun, singular or mass
The amethyst gemstone is a type of quartz with chemicals in it that give it a rich purple color.

2. Adjective
Destem, crush and freeze the pulpy mixture of red or purple grapes to make red wine.

3. Verb, base form
The foliage color varies from light green to purple and is similar to those found on a banana tree.

Quotes containing the word purple


1. Let me give you a piece of advice. The handsome young fellow who's trying to rescue you from a hideous fate is never wrong. Not even if he says the sky is purple and made of hedgehogs.
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

2. I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.
- Alice Walker, The Color Purple

3. But when I touch you, your aura … it smolders. The colors deepen, it burns more intensely, the purple increases. Why? Why, Sydney?” He used that hand to pull me closer. “Why do you react that way if I don’t mean anything to you?” There was a desperation in his voice, and it was legitimate.
- Richelle Mead, The Indigo Spell

2. maroon-purple

adjective. of purple tinged with maroon.

Antonyms

  • uncolored

3. blue-purple

adjective. of purple tinged with blue.

Synonyms

  • chromatic

Antonyms

  • uncolored
  • off-white

4. violet-purple

adjective. light violet and dark purple.

Synonyms

  • colored
  • colorful

Antonyms

  • colorlessness
  • white
  • natural

5. purple

noun. ['ˈpɝːpəl'] a purple color or pigment.

Synonyms

  • chromatic color
  • royal purple
  • violet
  • reddish blue
  • lavender
  • reddish purple
  • mauve
  • spectral color
  • spectral colour
  • chromatic colour

Antonyms

  • black-and-white
  • ignoble
  • dishonorable
  • female aristocrat

Etymology

  • purpel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • purple (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. purple

verb. ['ˈpɝːpəl'] become purple.

Synonyms

  • colour
  • discolor
  • color

Antonyms

  • plain
  • noble
  • dishonorableness
  • bronze

Etymology

  • purpel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • purple (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. purple

adjective. ['ˈpɝːpəl'] excessively elaborate or showily expressed.

Synonyms

  • rhetorical
  • empurpled

Antonyms

  • colorless
  • uninterestingness
  • colorful

Etymology

  • purpel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • purple (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. purple

adjective. ['ˈpɝːpəl'] belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler.

Synonyms

  • noble
  • majestic
  • royal
  • regal

Antonyms

  • colored
  • blacken
  • stay
  • whiten

Etymology

  • purpel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • purple (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. purple

noun. ['ˈpɝːpəl'] of imperial status.

Synonyms

  • noblesse

Antonyms

  • noblewoman
  • unimpressive

Etymology

  • purpel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • purple (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. purple

verb. ['ˈpɝːpəl'] color purple.

Synonyms

  • colorise
  • purpurate
  • colour
  • colour in
  • empurple
  • colourise
  • color in
  • color
  • colourize

Antonyms

  • reactive
  • inferior
  • uncrowned
  • color

Etymology

  • purpel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • purple (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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