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electric blue

a vivid, light-to-moderate blue color.
Origin of electric blue
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Feathers must be white, or nearly so, to make a good clear shade of electric blue.

  • The minarets stood out above the streaks of yellow and electric blue.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • Once clear of the valley the man openly wore his shirt, a fine loose garment of electric blue, in defiance of the Sultan's edict.

    Sjambak John Holbrook Vance
  • At every moment this blackness was brightened by puffs of electric blue, extraordinarily vivid, as shells burst in the air.

  • For a full minute she was silent, then her eyes came up and gave it back to me with their electric blue.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
  • Their immobility was explained a moment later by an electric blue spark from something in the shadow of their bodies.

    The Martian Cabal Roman Frederick Starzl
  • Eight o'clock saw Miss Warrender in a charming toilette of electric blue.

  • I suppose we might buy some plush furniture; but I don't know as I'd care for electric blue.

    An Alabaster Box Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  • My wife is fond of a particular shade of electric blue and would like you to wear such a dress indoors in the morning.

British Dictionary definitions for electric blue

electric blue

  1. a strong metallic blue colour
  2. (as adjective): an electric-blue evening dress
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