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Yellow in a Sentence

Examples of yellow in a sentence

Yellow is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!

When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand yellow (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use yellow in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of yellow, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.

Below you will find the definition of yellow, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(adjective) - typical of tabloids

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EXAMPLES - Yellow in a Sentence

  1. That yellow is enough to blind you if the sun strikes it. (source)
  2. Of the 14, three of them are what we call yellow condition. (source)
  3. STAGE 15 REVIEW: Contador's late attack placed him in yellow (source)
  4. A police line is supposed to be a "yellow" - color, isn't it? (source)
  5. The green-yellow is so light that the wine is nearly colorless. (source)
  6. I caught this trout in yellow creek pa, which is in bedford county (source)
  7. In fact, it was these critics who coined the term yellow journalism. (source)
  8. The eaters of lifeforces cannot sense what you call the yellow thread. (source)
  9. In such cases, the distinguishing does not ascribe the name yellow or spoon. (source)
  10. I recall the yellow cotton dress foaming like a wave on the ground around ... (source)
  11. In the latter days of the 19th century, the term yellow journalism took flight. (source)
  12. The word yellow wandered through his mind in search of something to connect with. (source)
  13. INSKEEP: These are some of the best examples here of what we call yellow streamers. (source)
  14. On a subsea stack, there are two control pods, always called the yellow pod and blue pod. (source)
  15. Yes | No | Report from dakohta14 wrote 27 weeks 2 days ago panther martian in yellow body w/organe dots (source)
  16. What they call yellow could pass for a pale orange in the right light, and their red has a rose hue to it. (source)
  17. Tests that pass are marked as green, minor problems are marked in yellow, and problems get the classic red. (source)
  18. It has been proven in many states that extending the yellow from a short time up to a: 04 reduces accidents. (source)
  19. I * really* like the plain English yellow text, clearly explaining what network can connect and via which name. (source)
  20. The yellow is a bold color, but many people will be drawn to these bright shoes and there are bound to be compliments given. (source)
  21. [Page 53] the space with what we call yellow, orange, or red, according to its speed; yet it would be green, and green only, all the time. (source)
  22. Currently, New Zealand remains in code yellow and preparations are in place to fully activate in the event of an escalation of the alert code. (source)
  23. "If the Americans will not give Israel a green light, or at least what we call a 'yellow light', then Israel will not be able to attack," Kam said. (source)
  24. We also have another approximately 1,000 soldiers moving into what we call the yellow zone, which will be those counties east of that, in west Florida. (source)
  25. His digression about Virginia Woolf's use of the word yellow in a line from The Waves - "The day waves yellow with all its crops" - is masterful and poetical. (source)
  26. Wild columbine, the delicate corydalis, and more uvularias, which she called yellow bells, were added to her handful, till it grew a very elegant bunch indeed. (source)
  27. The Palmeiras away green socks without three adidas stripes is completed with the words "SEP" (Sociedade Esportivo Palmeiras) and the adidas logo in yellow green. (source)
  28. Nichole and Bob should have the science officer color (is it blue?) and both Russians are ISS flight engineers (and Soyuz commanders -- kind of like pilots) so shouldn't they be in yellow? (source)
  29. Japan national 2008/09 team kits created by adidas have a rising sun effect using thin yellow stripes rising from the centre of the bottom of the shirt widening out as they get higher on the kit. (source)
  30. While "The Social Network" has people wondering who the real Mark Zuckerberg is, last night on "The Simpsons," we got to hear about Zuckerberg's life from the man himself - albeit in "yellow" form. (source)
  31. He described going to Hong Kong to watch the handover of Hong Kong to the leaders of China, whom he described as yellow old wax works or something like that and made one or two other disparaging comments. (source)
  32. Widespread dominants include American beech, tuliptree (also called yellow-poplar), several basswoods, sugar maple, sweet buckeye, red oak, white oak, and eastern hemlock, in addition to 20-25 other species. (source)
  33. So they called the yellow Winkies and asked them if they would help to rescue their friends, and the Winkies said that they would be delighted to do all in their power for Dorothy, who had set them free from bondage. (source)
  34. Which both are but powers; the one to affeft our eyes after fuch a manner and to produce in us that idea we call yellow; and the other to force upwards any other body of equal bulk; they being put into a pair of equal fcales, one againft another. (source)
  35. Which both are but powers; the one to affect our eyes after such a manner, and to produce in us that idea we call yellow; and the other to force upwards any other body of equal bulk, they being put into a pair of equal scales, one against another. (source)
  36. BLITZER: And he also says the threat seemed to be as serious as it was before 9/11, which raises the obvious question, why haven't you elevated the threat status from so-called yellow, which is where it is right now, to orange or perhaps even the highest level, severe, which is red? (source)
  37. The hypothesis of individual peculiarity, adopted the previous year to explain why some spiders gave yellow, and others white silk, was now untenable; and, remembering that, beside these two positive colors there was also (and indeed more commonly) a _light yellow_, as if a combination of the other two, I saw that the real solution of the mystery must lie in the spinners themselves. (source)
  38. -- creating normalized set, copy values from settable create table normalset (id int not null default 0, val char (8), key (id)); insert into normalset SELECT id, 'cyan' FROM settable WHERE s like '% cyan%'; insert into normalset SELECT id, 'yellow' FROM settable WHERE s like '% yellow%'; insert into normalset SELECT id, 'magenta' FROM settable WHERE s like '% magenta%'; insert into normalset SELECT id, 'black' FROM settable WHERE s like '% black%'; (source)
  39. By putting a spider under the influence of chloroform, and then carrying the first thread under a pin stuck in a cork to one part of a spindle, and the second or yellow line over another pin to a different part of the spindle, I reeled off from the same spider, at the same time, two distinct bands of silk, of which one was a deep golden-yellow, the other a bright silver-white; while, if both threads ran together, there was formed a band of _light yellow_ from the union of the two. (source)
  40. They were of a bright yellow color and very viscid; but now I noticed that neither the color nor the viscidity pertained to the entire net, for although the concentric circles constituting the principal part of the web were _yellow_, and very _elastic_, and studded with little beads of _gum_, (Fig 3,) yet the diverging lines or _radii_ of the wheel-shaped structure, with all the guys and stays by which it was suspended and braced, were _dry_ and _inelastic_, and of a _white_ or lighter yellow color. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 62.0, which suggests that "yellow" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.


We have 13 synonyms for yellow.

chicken, craven, deceitful, gutless, lily-livered, low, offensive, pusillanimous, sneaking, treacherous, tricky, unethical, unprincipled


We have 4 antonyms for yellow.

bold, brave, confident, strong


Pronunciation: (yĕlˈō)

Syllabification: yel-low


View up to 25 definitions of yellow from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (noun) The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between orange and green, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 570 to 590 nanometers; any of a group of colors of a hue resembling that of ripe lemons and varying in lightness and saturation; one of the subtractive primaries; one of the psychological primary hues.
  2. (noun) A pigment or dye having this hue.
  3. (noun) Something that has this hue.
  4. (noun) Chiefly Southern U.S. The yolk of an egg.
  5. (noun) Western U.S. Gold. Used formerly by prospectors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (adjective) Having yellow as its colour.
  2. (adjective) Lacking courage.
  3. (adjective) Characterized by sensationalism, lurid content, and doubtful accuracy.
  4. (adjective) Asian (relating to Asian people).
  5. (adjective) Related to the Liberal Democrats.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (adjective) Being of a bright saffronlike color; of the color of gold or brass; having the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar spectrum, which is between the orange and the green.
  2. (adjective) Cowardly; hence, dishonorable; mean; contemptible.
  3. (adjective) Sensational; -- said of some newspapers, their makers, etc.
  4. (noun) A bright golden color, reflecting more light than any other except white; the color of that part of the spectrum which is between the orange and green.
  5. (noun) A yellow pigment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (None) As originally applied to journalism, indecently sensational; in general, sensational; morbid; decadent. See yellow journal.
  2. (noun) An acid coal-tar color of the monoazo type prepared by combining diazotized meta-sulphanilic acid with diphenyl amine. It dyes wool orange-yellow in an acid bath.
  3. (noun) Same as yellow, 1 .
  4. (noun) Same as diphenylamine-orange (which see, under orange).
  5. (None) Of a color resembling that of gold, butter, etc. See II.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (adjective) typical of tabloids
  2. (adjective) affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc
  3. (adjective) of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk
  4. (adjective) changed to a yellowish color by age
  5. (adjective) cowardly or treacherous