black with bluish highlights.

Origin of blue-black

First recorded in 1815–25
Related formsblue-black·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for blue-black

Historical Examples of blue-black

  • When she had thrown off her blue-black dress to wash her arms and shoulders and neck were bare.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • Dawn was paling the blue-black sky as the radio engineer returned.

    The End of Time

    Wallace West

  • It was of a blue-black, spotted with yellow, and some eight or nine feet in length.

  • The sky, star-filled and blue-black, arched in unbroken splendor.

    Janet of the Dunes

    Harriet T. Comstock

  • Her eyes were so dark in her face that they looked like blue-black ink.

    The La Chance Mine Mystery

    Susan Carleton Jones