- deep blue; sky blue; azure.
- Heraldry. a sky-blue tincture, used especially on the Continent.
Origin of cerulean
Examples from the Web for cerulean
On Monday, Nicole Richie debuted her latest Technicolor hairstyle—a side-swept Cerulean low bun—on Good Morning America.Tangled Up in Blue: Young Stars and Their Blue Rinses
July 9, 2014
Or the cerulean borrowed from the tint of the southern indigo.Man of Uz, and Other Poems
Lydia Howard Sigourney
And out of these shone, shone on us, the cerulean and sapphire glory!
Let me know whether you intend to wear one of your cerulean shades.Molly Brown's Freshman Days
So we went, all of us, back through vast woodland to cerulean water.1492
Blue, blue, as if the sky let fallA flower from its cerulean wall!The Garden, You, and I
Mabel Osgood Wright
- a deep blue colour; azure
- (as adjective)a cerulean sea
Word Origin and History for cerulean
1660s, with -an + Latin caeruleus "blue, dark blue, blue-green," perhaps dissimilated from caelulum, diminutive of caelum "heaven, sky," of uncertain origin (see celestial). The Latin word was applied by Roman authors to the sky, the Mediterranean, and occasionally to leaves or fields. As a noun, from 1756.