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slate blue

a moderate to dark grayish blue.
Origin of slate blue
First recorded in 1790-1800
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slate-blue, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is a slate blue bird shading into blue-black on the neck and back.

  • Carroll saw the lake, slate blue and angry, with white-capped billows to the limit of vision.

    The Riverman Stewart Edward White
  • Above it pulsed and banded a tumult of smoke gray clouds; the eastern horizon was a slate blue, rapidly darkening.

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • His trousers were striped and of a slate blue colour—the "blue pants" of the ready-made clothing stores.

    Vandover and the Brute

    Frank Norris

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