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blueish

[bloo-ish]
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adjective
  1. bluish.

bluish

or blue·ish

[bloo-ish]
adjective
  1. somewhat blue.

Origin of bluish

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at blue, -ish1
Related formsblu·ish·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for blueish

Historical Examples

  • The skin is blueish black; less glossy than the native of the continent.

    The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)</p>

    John West

  • They were a sort of blueish gray, but now very heavy and dull.

    A Modern Cinderella

    Amanda M. Douglas

  • The rows of blueish spots are also continued along the borders.

  • These all incline to a soft, delicate gray, sometimes with a blueish cast.

    Garden Ornaments

    Mary H. Northend

  • The odd petal, or lip, is always more or less of a blueish colour; the rest whitish, generally indeed quite white.

    Lachesis Lapponica

    Carl von Linn


British Dictionary definitions for blueish

bluish

blueish

adjective
  1. somewhat blue
Derived Formsbluishness or blueishness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for blueish

bluish

adj.

late 14c., blewysh; see blue + -ish.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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