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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. 2018.
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  • And will you tell me how old the royal blue velvet dress is?

    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
  • All clubs that have the privilege of calling themselves Royal are entitled to facings of royal blue.

  • He was wearing a black frock-coat and light brown tweed trousers, a white waistcoat and a royal blue tie.

    Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins
  • The vellum is bound and backed with royal blue silk and attached to an ivory roller.

    Recollections of a Busy Life William B. Forwood
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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