bluish

or blue·ish

[ bloo-ish ]
/ ˈblu ɪʃ /

adjective

somewhat blue.

Nearby words

  1. bluff,
  2. bluffing,
  3. bluffly,
  4. bluffs,
  5. bluing,
  6. blum,
  7. blum, léon,
  8. blumberg,
  9. blumberg's sign,
  10. blumberg, baruch samuel

Origin of bluish

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at blue, -ish1

Related formsblu·ish·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for bluish

bluish

blueish

/ (ˈbluːɪʃ) /

adjective

somewhat blue
Derived Formsbluishness or blueishness, noun

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Word Origin and History for bluish

bluish

adj.

late 14c., blewysh; see blue + -ish.

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