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I had an idea for a story about a young woman who was living with people who were different, not just superficially different - such as hair colour, or eye colour, or skin colour - but different in some significant way.
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Meaning of "eye colour" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EYE COLOUR

eye colour  [aɪ ˈkʌlə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EYE COLOUR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Eye colour is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EYE COLOUR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

eye colour

Eye color

Eye color or eye colour is a polygenic phenotypic character determined by two distinct factors: the pigmentation of the eye's iris and the frequency-dependence of the scattering of light by the turbid medium in the stroma of the iris. In humans, the pigmentation of the iris varies from light brown to black, depending on the concentration of melanin in the iris pigment epithelium, the melanin content within the iris stroma, and the cellular density of the stroma. The appearance of blue and green, as well as hazel eyes, results from the Rayleigh scattering of light in the stroma, a phenomenon similar to that which accounts for the blueness of the sky. Neither blue nor green pigments are ever present in the human iris or ocular fluid. Eye color is thus an instance of structural color and varies depending on the lighting conditions, especially for lighter-colored eyes. The brightly colored eyes of many bird species result from the presence of other pigments, such as pteridines, purines, and carotenoids. Humans and other animals have many phenotypic variations in eye color. The genetics of eye color are complicated, and color is determined by multiple genes.

Definition of eye colour in the English dictionary

The definition of eye colour in the dictionary is the colour of a person's eyes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EYE COLOUR


bicolor
ˈbaɪˌkʌlə
color
ˈkʌlə
colour
ˈkʌlə
culler
ˈkʌlə
decolor
diːˈkʌlə
decolour
diːˈkʌlə
discolor
dɪsˈkʌlə
discolour
dɪsˈkʌlə
encolour
ɪnˈkʌlə
miscolour
ˌmɪsˈkʌlə
multicolor
ˈmʌltɪˌkʌlə
noncolor
nɒnˈkʌlə
off-color
ˌɒfˈkʌlə
off-colour
ˌɒfˈkʌlə
overcolor
ˌəʊvəˈkʌlə
overcolour
ˌəʊvəˈkʌlə
recolor
riːˈkʌlə
recolour
riːˈkʌlə
versicolor
ˈvɜːsɪˌkʌlə
watercolour
ˈwɔːtəˌkʌlə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EYE COLOUR

eye candy
eye clinic
eye contact
eye cream
eye doctor
eye dog
eye drops
eye examination
eye job
eye level
eye make-up
eye make-up remover
eye of day
eye patch
eye rhyme
eye shadow
eye socket
eye specialist
eye splice
eye strain

WORDS THAT END LIKE EYE COLOUR

a horse of another colour
bicolour
body colour
dolour
false colour
flour
four-colour
ground colour
hair colour
local colour
multicolour
off colour
oil colour
person of colour
primary colour
secondary colour
skin colour
technicolour
three-colour
tone colour
tricolour

Synonyms and antonyms of eye colour in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «eye colour» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EYE COLOUR

Find out the translation of eye colour to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of eye colour from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «eye colour» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

眼睛的颜色
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

color de los ojos
570 millions of speakers

English

eye colour
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आँखों का रंग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لون العين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

цвет глаз
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cor dos olhos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চোখের রঙ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

couleur des yeux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Warna mata
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Augenfarbe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

目の色
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

눈 색깔
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Werna mripat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

màu mắt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கண் வண்ணம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डोळा रंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

göz rengi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

colore degli occhi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kolor oczu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

колір очей
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

culoarea ochilor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

το χρώμα των ματιών
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oogkleur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ögonfärg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

øyenfarge
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of eye colour

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EYE COLOUR»

The term «eye colour» is regularly used and occupies the 58.164 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EYE COLOUR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about eye colour

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QUOTES WITH «EYE COLOUR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word eye colour.
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Jean M. Auel
I had an idea for a story about a young woman who was living with people who were different, not just superficially different - such as hair colour, or eye colour, or skin colour - but different in some significant way.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EYE COLOUR»

Discover the use of eye colour in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to eye colour and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Genetics And Plant Breeding
Eye Colour in Drosophila An outstanding case is one concerned with eye colour is Drosophila. The normal eye colour of Drosophila is red and that a mutation in the X chromosome changed the normal red eye colour to white. Over a dozen ...
L.D. Vijendra Das, 2006
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Nelson GCSE Modular Science: 1
The instructions for a particular characteristic, such as eye colour are carried on the chromosomes. Since you inherit one set of chromosomes from your father and one set from your mother, it follows that you have two sets of instructions.
‎2002
3
Biology
We all inherit characteristics from our parents; eye colour, blood group, a particular shape of nose. Sometimes these characteristics seem to leap a generation. Sometimes two very tall parents can produce a short child. It gets quite complicated ...
Adam Johnstone, 2001
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Anthropometric survey of the inmates of asylums in Scotland ...
Aberdeen Royal Asylum, Females — Hair and Eye Colour, Table of Do. Do. Measurements Do. Do. Males — Hair and Eye Colour Do. Do. Do. Measurements Do. Argyll District Asylum, Females — Hair and Eye Colour, Table of Do. Do.
James Fowler Tocher, 1905
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Henderson Trust Reports
Aberdeen Royal Asylum, Females — Hair and Eye Colour, Table of ... ... ... ... 124 Do. Do. Measurements Do. .. ... ... ... 55 Do. Males.r Hair and Eye Colour Do. ... ... . .. ... 113 Do. Do. Measurements Do. ... ... ... ... 15 Argyll District Asylum, Females ...
William Ramsay Henderson Trust, Edinburgh, 1905
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Make-up Artistry
A person with blue eyes can intensify the eye colour by wearing a lighter blue than the blue eye colour. A darker blue worn near the face would make the eye colour appear lighter in contrast. * Colour has temperature. Colours are classified as ...
Julia Conway, 2004
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The Life, Letters and Labours of Francis Galton
scientific basis by suggesting that the hereditary honour should follow ability in the stock and. not be granted to a preordained individual. D. Attempt to demonstrate the Law of Ancestral Heredity on Eye- Colour. In 1886 Galton published in the ...
8
Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives,with Pageburst online ...
7.12 Combination diagram to illustrate the genetic outcomes of crossing a homozygous male with brown eyes (carrying two dominant genes for brown eye colour, BB) and a homozygous female with blue eyes (carrying two recessive genes for ...
Jane Coad, Melvyn Dunstall, 2011
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Fast Forward Your Makeup: 10 Steps to Create the Winning ...
The colour of your eye shadow plays an imporTanT role in enhancing or inTensifying your eye colour. Depending on The end resulT ThaT you desire, you can eiTher enhance The colour of your eyes by complemenTing iT wiTh similar shade ...
Joshua Luke, 2011
10
Advanced Biology
Most books state that brown eye colour is dominant to blue eye colour, blue eye colour being due to the presence of a pair ... The reason for this is that eye colour is actually determined not just at one locus but by the actions of genes at several  ...
Michael Roberts, Michael Jonathan Reiss, Grace Monger, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EYE COLOUR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term eye colour is used in the context of the following news items.
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Felines in fine form for the Combined Cat Council National Cat …
Judges will have the challenging task of assessing each breed to its standard, looking at features including ear shape and size, eye colour and ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
2
Makeup guru Charlotte Tilbury brings her A-list-approved brand to …
Tilbury crafted her Colour Chameleons, which offer shade pairings for virtually every eye colour — from brown to blue — and Eyes to ... «Vancouver Sun, Jul 15»
3
Festival Fever
These innovative lenses correct vision as well as enhance the appearance of eyes - without actually changing eye colour. The unique ... «FemaleFirst.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
What your eye colour reveals about your health
We all know that eyes are the window to the soul, but they can also reveal a lot about your general health. Check it out… «Closer, Jul 15»
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9 make-up tips for women who wear specs
Select an eyeliner that is darker than your natural eye colour and coat with two swishes of mascara for magical definition and defining. «Women24, Jul 15»
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Alcohol dependence linked with lighter eye colour
When researchers looked at 1,263 Caucasians with alcohol dependency problems, they found light eye colour was associated strongly with ... «Optometry Today, Jul 15»
7
From the vault: In living colour
Eye colour is controlled by many genes, according to a new Australian study that challenges the textbook example of blue eye colour as a ... «Cosmos, Jul 15»
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The Most Gorgeous Makeup For Green Eyes
7 Plush Shadow Palette in The Tease #202 or Dolce and Gabbana The Eyeshadow Eye Colour Duo in Gems #107. Then draw black liner in ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Blue eyes linked to higher levels of alcohol dependence
“This suggests an intriguing possibility – that eye colour can be useful in the clinic for alcohol dependence diagnosis,” one of the lead ... «ZME Science, Jul 15»
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Scare alert: It's true, spiders can 'walk' on water
Cystic Fibrosis Ireland welcomes potential new treatment; New DNA tests could identify a person's hair and eye colour, height and facial ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»

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