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royal blue

a deep blue, often with a faint reddish tinge.
Origin of royal blue
First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The royal blue velvet copy was sold to Juanita Leigh in January, 1918.

    Murder at Bridge Anne Austin
  • In one of the towers there was a room whose ceiling was painted a royal blue over-strewn with exquisite gold tracery and blazonry.

    The Story of a Child Pierre Loti
  • It must have a frame of royal blue and gold, the inside blue and outside a gilt moulding.

  • A compartment of a shaft, lined with royal blue velvet, appeared, and on a golden salver a letter.

    The Man Who Laughs Victor Hugo
  • It comes in a flat form, chalk-white, crumbly and sharply flavored, with a "royal blue" vein running right through horizontally.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
  • The vellum is bound and backed with royal blue silk and attached to an ivory roller.

    Recollections of a Busy Life William B. Forwood
  • It pinned the wearer's arms to her side, it gagged her tightly around the throat, it was of velvet, and its color was royal blue.

    Little Aliens Myra Kelly
British Dictionary definitions for royal blue

royal blue

  1. a deep blue colour
  2. (as adjective): a royal-blue carpet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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