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Blue

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Colour Words

Dictionary

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Brown
Black
Blue
Green
Grey
Indigo
Orange
Pink
Purple
Red
Violet
White
Yellow

 

Blue

The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between green and indigo with wavelengths of approximately 450 to 490 nanometers; any of a group of colours that may vary in lightness and saturation, whose hue is that of a clear daytime sky.

aqua - a light bluish green to light greenish blue

aquamarine - a pale blue to light greenish blue

azure - a light purplish blue; (heraldry) the colour blue

baby blue - a very light to very pale greenish or purplish blue

bice blue - a moderate blue

blue-black - a black colour with a tinge of blue; very dark blue

Cambridge blue (Brit.) - a pale blue

cerulean - azure; sky-blue

clair de lune - the colour of a pale, greyish-blue glaze applied to various kinds of Chinese porcelain

cobalt blue - a moderate to deep vivid blue or strong greenish blue

cornflower - a vivid blue

cyan - a greenish blue, considered a primary colour in printing and photography

cyanic - of a blue or bluish hue

electric blue - a steely or brilliant light blue

faience - a moderate to strong greenish blue

glaucous - of a dull greyish-green or blue colour

gunmetal - (in full gunmetal grey, gunmetal blue) a dull bluish-grey colour

hyacinth - a deep purplish blue to vivid violet

ice blue - a very pale blue

indigo - a dark blue to greyish purple blue

lavender - a pale blue colour with a trace of mauve

Mazarine - a very dark blue

midnight blue - a very dark blue

Nattier blue - a soft shade of blue [much used by J. M. Nattier, French painter d. 1766]

navy blue - a dark greyish blue

Nile blue - a light greenish blue

Oxford blue - a dark blue, sometimes with a purple tinge, of this colour

peacock - n. the lustrous greenish blue of a peacock's neck. adj. (hyphenated when attrib.) of this colour

peacock blue - a moderate to dark or strong greenish blue

perse - dark greyish blue or purple

powder blue - a moderate to pale blue or purplish blue

Prussian blue - a moderate to strong blue or deep greenish blue

robin's-egg blue - a pale bluish green to greenish or greyish blue

royal blue - a deep to strong blue

sapphire - the blue colour of a gem sapphire

saxe blue - a lightish blue colour with a greyish tinge

sky blue - a light to pale blue, from a light greenish to light purplish blue

slate blue - a greyish blue to dark bluish grey

smoke - a pale to greyish blue to bluish or dark grey

steel blue - a medium greyish blue

teal - a moderate or dark bluish green to greenish blue

turquoise - a light to brilliant bluish green

ultramarine - a vivid or strong blue to purplish blue

venetian blue - a strong blue to greenish blue

Wedgwood - a. ceramic ware made by J. Wedgwood;
b. the characteristic blue colour of this stoneware

 

 

 

 
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