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navy blue

a dark blue.
Origin of navy blue
First recorded in 1830-40
Related forms
navy-blue, adjective Unabridged
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  • Nireeungo was lying on the bed, covered over with a quilt of navy blue.

    The Call Of The South Louis Becke
  • "In her navy blue nun's cloth and Russian lace," said Adela.

    Last Words Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • He wore a suit of navy blue, and a yachting-cap on his head.

    The Rival Campers Afloat Ruel Perley Smith
  • The dress is very pretty, Diana—navy blue and made so fashionably.

    Anne Of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Most popular and most becoming of all is the navy blue serge suit.

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  • It was composed of strips of white calico, navy blue and Turkey red.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
British Dictionary definitions for navy blue

navy blue

  1. a dark blue colour
  2. (as adjective): a navy-blue suit
Sometimes shortened to navy
Word Origin
C19: from the colour of the British naval uniform
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