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Yellow vs. Pale — What's the Difference?

Yellow vs. Pale — What's the Difference?

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Yellow

Yellow is the color between orange and green on the spectrum of visible light. It is evoked by light with a dominant wavelength of roughly 575–585 nm.
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Pale

Light in colour or shade; containing little colour or pigment
Choose pale floral patterns for walls
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Yellow

Of the colour between green and orange in the spectrum, a primary subtractive colour complementary to blue; coloured like ripe lemons or egg yolks
Curly yellow hair
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Pale

Inferior or unimpressive
The new cheese is a pale imitation of continental cheeses
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Yellow

Not brave; cowardly
He'd better get back there quick and prove he's not yellow
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Pale

Become pale in one's face from shock or fear
I paled at the thought of what she might say
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Yellow

(of a style of writing, especially in journalism) lurid and sensational
He based his judgement on headlines and yellow journalism
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Pale

Seem or become less important
All else pales by comparison
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Yellow

Yellow colour or pigment
The craft detonated in a blaze of red and yellow
A wide range of colours from rich vibrant reds, yellows, blues, and greens to more unexpected pastel shades
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Pale

A wooden stake or post used with others to form a fence.
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Yellow

A yellow ball or piece in a game or sport, especially the yellow ball in snooker
He missed an easy yellow in frame four
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Pale

An area within determined bounds, or subject to a particular jurisdiction.
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Yellow

Used in names of moths or butterflies that are mainly yellow in colour.
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Pale

A broad vertical stripe down the middle of a shield.
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Yellow

Any of a number of plant diseases in which the leaves turn yellow, typically caused by viruses and transmitted by insects.
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Pale

A stake or pointed stick; a picket.
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Yellow

Become yellow, especially with age
The cream paint was beginning to yellow
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Pale

A fence enclosing an area.
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Yellow

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.
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Pale

The area enclosed by a fence or boundary.
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Yellow

A pigment or dye having this hue.
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Pale

A region or district lying within an imposed boundary or constituting a separate jurisdiction.
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Yellow

Something that has this hue.
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Pale

Pale The medieval dominions of the English in Ireland. Used with the.
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Yellow

Chiefly Southern US The yolk of an egg.
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Pale

(Heraldry) A wide vertical band in the center of an escutcheon.
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Yellow

Western US Gold. Used formerly by prospectors.
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Pale

To enclose with pales; fence in.
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Yellow

Yellows Any of various plant diseases characterized by yellow or yellowish discoloration of the leaves and caused by phytoplasmas that are transmitted by insects or by certain viruses.
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Pale

To cause to turn pale.
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Yellow

Of the color yellow.
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Pale

To become pale; blanch
Paled with fright.
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Yellow

Having a yellow-brown skin color.
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Pale

To decrease in relative importance.
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Yellow

(Offensive) Of or being a person of Asian origin.
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Pale

Whitish in complexion; pallid.
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Yellow

(Slang) Cowardly.
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Pale

Of a low intensity of color; light.
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Yellow

To make or become yellow
Documents that had been yellowed by age.
Clouds that yellow in the evening light.
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Pale

Having high lightness and low saturation.
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Yellow

Having yellow as its color.
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Pale

Of a low intensity of light; dim or faint
"a late afternoon sun coming through the el tracks and falling in pale oblongs on the cracked, empty sidewalks" (Jimmy Breslin).
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Yellow

(informal) Lacking courage.
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Pale

Feeble; weak
A pale rendition of the aria.
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Yellow

Characterized by sensationalism, lurid content, and doubtful accuracy.
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Pale

Light in color.
I have pale yellow wallpaper.
She had pale skin because she didn't get much sunlight.
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Yellow

Of the skin, having the colour traditionally attributed to Far East Asians, especially Chinese.
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Pale

(of human skin) Having a pallor (a light color, especially due to sickness, shock, fright etc.).
His face turned pale after hearing about his mother's death.
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Yellow

Far East Asian relating to Asian people.
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Pale

Feeble, faint.
He is but a pale shadow of his former self.
The son's clumsy paintings are a pale imitation of his father's.
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Yellow

Of mixed Aboriginal and Caucasian ancestry.
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Pale

(intransitive) To turn pale; to lose colour.
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Yellow

Synonym of high yellow
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Pale

(intransitive) To become insignificant.
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Yellow

(UK politics) Related to the Liberal Democrats.
Yellow constituencies
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Pale

(transitive) To make pale; to diminish the brightness of.
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Yellow

(politics) Related to the Free Democratic Party; a political party in Germany.
The black-yellow coalition
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Pale

To enclose with pales, or as if with pales; to encircle or encompass; to fence off.
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Yellow

The colour of gold, cheese, or a lemon; the colour obtained by mixing green and red light, or by subtracting blue from white light.
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Pale

(obsolete) Paleness; pallor.
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Yellow

(US) The intermediate light in a set of three traffic lights, the illumination of which indicates that drivers should stop short of the intersection if it is safe to do so.
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Pale

A wooden stake; a picket.
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Yellow

(snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 2 points.
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Pale

(archaic) Fence made from wooden stake; palisade.
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Yellow

(pocket billiards) One of two groups of object balls, or a ball from that group, as used in the principally British version of pool that makes use of unnumbered balls (the (yellow(s) and red(s)); contrast stripes and solids in the originally American version with numbered balls).
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Pale

(by extension) Limits, bounds (especially before of).
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Yellow

(sports) A yellow card.
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Pale

The bounds of morality, good behaviour or judgment in civilized company, in the phrase beyond the pale.
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Yellow

Any of various pierid butterflies of the subfamily Coliadinae, especially the yellow coloured species. Compare sulphur.
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Pale

(heraldry) A vertical band down the middle of a shield.
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Yellow

(intransitive) To become yellow or more yellow.
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Pale

(archaic) A territory or defensive area within a specific boundary or under a given jurisdiction.
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Yellow

(transitive) To make (something) yellow or more yellow.
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Pale

(historical) The parts of Ireland under English jurisdiction.
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Yellow

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.
Her yellow hair was browded [braided] in a tress.
A sweaty reaper from his tillage broughtFirst fruits, the green ear and the yellow sheaf.
The line of yellow light dies fast away.
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Pale

(historical) The territory around Calais under English control (from the 14th to 16th centuries).
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Yellow

Cowardly; hence, dishonorable; mean; contemptible; as, he has a yellow streak.
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Pale

(historical) A portion of Russia in which Jews were permitted to live.
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Yellow

Sensational; - said of some newspapers, their makers, etc.; as, yellow journal, journalism, etc.
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Pale

(archaic) The jurisdiction (territorial or otherwise) of an authority.
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Yellow

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.
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Pale

A cheese scoop.
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Yellow

A yellow pigment.
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Pale

Wanting in color; not ruddy; dusky white; pallid; wan; as, a pale face; a pale red; a pale blue.
Speechless he stood and pale.
They are not of complexion red or pale.
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Yellow

To make yellow; to cause to have a yellow tinge or color; to dye yellow.
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Pale

Not bright or brilliant; of a faint luster or hue; dim; as, the pale light of the moon.
The night, methinks, is but the daylight sick;It looks a little paler.
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Yellow

To become yellow or yellower.
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Pale

Paleness; pallor.
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Yellow

The quality or state of the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
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Pale

A pointed stake or slat, either driven into the ground, or fastened to a rail at the top and bottom, for fencing or inclosing; a picket.
Deer creep through when a pale tumbles down.
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Yellow

Turn yellow;
The pages of the book began to yellow
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Pale

That which incloses or fences in; a boundary; a limit; a fence; a palisade.
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Yellow

Similar to the color of an egg yolk
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Pale

A space or field having bounds or limits; a limited region or place; an inclosure; - often used figuratively.
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Yellow

Easily frightened
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Pale

A region within specified bounds, whether or not enclosed or demarcated.
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Yellow

Changed to a yellowish color by age;
Yellowed parchment
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Pale

A stripe or band, as on a garment.
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Yellow

Typical of tabloids;
Sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal
Yellow journalism
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Pale

One of the greater ordinaries, being a broad perpendicular stripe in an escutcheon, equally distant from the two edges, and occupying one third of it.
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Yellow

Cowardly or treacherous;
The little yellow stain of treason
Too yellow to stand and fight
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Pale

A cheese scoop.
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Yellow

Affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc
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Pale

A shore for bracing a timber before it is fastened.
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Pale

To turn pale; to lose color or luster.
Apt to pale at a trodden worm.
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Pale

To make pale; to diminish the brightness of.
The glowworm shows the matin to be near,And 'gins to pale his uneffectual fire.
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Pale

To inclose with pales, or as with pales; to encircle; to encompass; to fence off.
[Your isle, which stands] ribbed and paled inWith rocks unscalable and roaring waters.
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Pale

A wooden strip forming part of a fence
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Pale

Turn pale, as if in fear
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Pale

Very light colored; highly diluted with white;
Pale seagreen
Pale blue eyes
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Pale

(of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble;
The pale light of a half moon
A pale sun
The late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street
A pallid sky
The pale (or wan) stars
The wan light of dawn
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Pale

Lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness;
A pale rendition of the aria
Pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender
A pallid performance
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Pale

Abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress;
The pallid face of the invalid
Her wan face suddenly flushed
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Pale

Not full or rich;
High, pale, pure and lovely song
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