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      an arc or circle of colors that appears in the sky opposite the sun. A rainbow
      is caused by the sunlight shining through raindrops, spray or mist.


The colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet make up a rainbow.

A rainbow is created when sunlight passes through raindrops.


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A cartoon character stands in a field looking at a rainbow
Look for a rainbow when the sun comes out right after it rains.
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