cerulean blue


  1. a light-blue to strong greenish-blue color.
  2. a pigment used in painting consisting mainly of oxides of tin and cobalt, chiefly characterized by its greenish-blue color and permanence.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cerulean blue1

First recorded in 1885–90

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Example Sentences

The ragamuffin sat perched upon the broad shoulder and peered down at the lady with eyes of cerulean blue.

Above beautiful cerulean blue, throat and breast paler, belly whitish.

In great derision he squirted half a tube of cerulean blue upon his canvas.

Our old friend had stockings of cerulean blue—though she would have died had she shown half an inch of one of them.

Two forms were in the sky, outlined against the back ground of cerulean blue.


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