Definitions

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  • adj. having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow

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Examples

  • Instead of her bright red suit, she wore a canary-yellow jacket and a matching skirt.

    The Omega Theory

  • He was wearing the most astonishing canary-yellow hat, complete with ostrich plumes and small feathers and velvet ribbons and gold buttons plus an enormous blond periwig with ringlets almost reaching his waist.

    Exit the Actress

  • A television cabinet covered in canary-yellow leather, designed in 2000 by Anna-Lülja Praun, is expected to fetch €5,000-€8,000.

    Exclusively Austrian Modern Design

  • In the 17th century the Elector of Saxony in Dresden bought the ensemble; it was shipped to Moscow by the Soviet army during World War II, returned to the Dresden museum in 1958, and—with the added wow factor of crimson and canary-yellow plumes—it's currently the centerpiece of the show's superb second half: a 30-meter-long procession of standing armor and accoutrements.

    Breathtaking Armor Fit for a Prince

  • That was the wording on a sticker I saw plastered on the left rear bumper of a beat-up, faded canary-yellow Impala probably manufactured in 1965.

    Carine Fabius: Don't Blame Me, I Voted Republican

  • That was the wording on a sticker I saw plastered on the left rear bumper of a beat-up, faded canary-yellow Impala probably manufactured in 1965....

    Carine Fabius: Don't Blame Me, I Voted Republican

  • June Delairre Truesdale's "Emmanuel Church of God and Christ, Harlem, April 12, 1990" is a wee pale-green structure squeezed between a canary-yellow tire service and a dilapidated furniture store.

    A Snapshot in the Dark

  • "When the time comes, we'll determine how to act," Mr. Putin told the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, speaking from behind the wheel of the canary-yellow Lada Kalina compact he drove for part of the trip.

    Putin Shows He Is Still at the Wheel

  • Revered for her élan, Cunningham, said Parsons, had also had advice regarding his own heretofore largely untutored sartorial judgment and appearance as a youngster on the move, inquiring once of his favorite canary-yellow suit with cranberry colored piping, "Who told you that you look good in that suit?"

    Michael Henry Adams: Black Elegance!

  • Revered for her élan, Cunningham, said Parsons, had also had advice regarding his own heretofore largely untutored sartorial judgment and appearance as a youngster on the move, inquiring once of his favorite canary-yellow suit with cranberry colored piping, "Who told you that you look good in that suit?"

    Michael Henry Adams: Black Elegance!

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