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[kuhl-er-fuh l] /ˈkʌl ər fəl/

abounding in :
In their tartans, the Scots guard made a colorful array.
richly eventful or picturesque:
a colorful historical period.
presenting or suggesting vivid or striking scenes:
a colorful narrative.

1889, in figurative sense of “interesting,” from color (n.) + -ful. Related: Colorfully.


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