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cerulean blue

a light-blue to strong greenish-blue color.
a pigment used in painting consisting mainly of oxides of tin and cobalt, chiefly characterized by its greenish-blue color and permanence.
Origin of cerulean blue
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In great derision he squirted half a tube of cerulean blue upon his canvas.

    The Palace of Darkened Windows Mary Hastings Bradley
  • The ragamuffin sat perched upon the broad shoulder and peered down at the lady with eyes of cerulean blue.

    Southern Hearts Florence Hull Winterburn
  • Even the servants were in doublet and hose of a sort of cerulean blue, with great slashes puffed with crimson silk.

    The Lost Door Dorothy Quick
  • Madder carmine or purple madder, and cerulean blue may also usefully added to this list.

    The Painter in Oil Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
  • cerulean blue, made from cobalt and tin oxides, is also a permanent colour.

  • Our old friend had stockings of cerulean blue—though she would have died had she shown half an inch of one of them.

    The Librarian at Play Edmund Lester Pearson
  • Two forms were in the sky, outlined against the back ground of cerulean blue.

    The Ocean Waifs Mayne Reid

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