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or blueish

[bloo-ish] /ˈblu ɪʃ/
somewhat blue.
Origin of bluish
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at blue, -ish1
Related forms
bluishness, noun Unabridged
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  • The eyes of the large kind are slightly inclined to gray; of the smaller, bluish.

    The Sportsman Xenophon
  • Was this bluish light in the abyss the source of the light in the Cone?

  • It was the bluish light that had given it the green of decay.

    When the Sleepers Woke Arthur Leo Zagat
  • bluish light flooded the chamber, dazzling after the fungous dimness.

    When the Sleepers Woke Arthur Leo Zagat
  • A bluish mist seemed to steal out of the forest and shroud the house.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • Her eyes were downcast and her lips were pressed together in a thin, bluish line.


    Jane Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for bluish


somewhat blue
Derived Forms
bluishness, blueishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for bluish

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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