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[bloo-blak] /ˈbluˈblæk/
black with bluish highlights.
Origin of blue-black
First recorded in 1815-25
Related forms
blue-blackness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Johnny stared once more at the blue-black darkness before him, and marveled afresh.

    Sign of the Green Arrow Roy J. (Roy Judson) Snell
  • Her eyes were so dark in her face that they looked like blue-black ink.

    The La Chance Mine Mystery Susan Carleton Jones
  • When he did unclose his eyes, to blink for a moment, he saw that the stars were still vivid in the blue-black sky overhead.

    The Pike's Peak Rush Edwin L. Sabin
  • When she had thrown off her blue-black dress to wash her arms and shoulders and neck were bare.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Presently a dense mass of blue-black clouds loomed suddenly over the brow of the cliffs.

    Left on Labrador Charles Asbury Stephens
  • All the western part of the Valley lay in that blue-black shadow.

    Tharon of Lost Valley Vingie E. Roe
  • A blue-black cloud overhanging the green head of the cut-off had suddenly widened across all that quarter and turned leaden gray.

    Gideon's Band George W. Cable
  • Mount Fridtjof Nansen, for example, had quite a blue-black look.

  • Then he leaned out by a post and looked straight up into the blue-black vault of a moonless July night sky.

    The Star People Gaylord Johnson
  • I can just discern the white belfry against the blue-black sky.

    The Joys of Being a Woman Winifred Kirkland

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