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[hyood or, often, yood] /hyud or, often, yud/
having the hue or color as specified (usually used in combination):
many-hued; golden-hued.
Origin of hued
before 1000; Middle English hewed, Old English (ge)hīwod. See hue1, -ed3
Related forms
multihued, adjective
unhued, adjective Unabridged
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  • A prizèd blade Of coppered gold, hued like a battle morning.

    The Mortal Gods and Other Plays Olive Tilford Dargan
  • hued as a peacock's plumage, wide unfurled, The sea dreams, smiling.

    Mavis of Green Hill Faith Baldwin
  • She was hued like flame as the great thoughts leaped in her.

  • In high lights it hued to dull silver-gray, in the shadows it deadened to utter black.

    Jungle Peace William Beebe
  • The eggs were snowy cushions of delight on golden tablets of toast, and the butter was hued like old ivory.

    The Lilac Girl

    Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The oxen stopped several times; but he hued them on, and often gave a hand to the wheel.

    Frey and His Wife Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • If this is a one hued color scheme without gradation or surface enrichment the design steps may terminate at this point.

    Industrial Arts Design William H. Varnum
  • The floor was of marquetry, hued like a dim rainbow owing to the different coloured woods.

  • The tavern door closed, and once more the alley was hued with melting greys and purples.

    The Grey Cloak

    Harold MacGrath
  • And those eyes, those large, dreaming eyes aswim with tears and hued like richest lapis-lazuli, oh!

    Moon of Israel H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for hued


(archaic or poetic)
  1. having a hue or colour as specified
  2. (in combination): rosy-hued dawn
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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