Origin of cyan
- variant of cyano-1, usually before a vowel or h: cyanamide.
- variant of cyano-2, before a vowel.
- variant of cyano-3, before a vowel.
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Contemporary Examples of cyan
The Daily Pic: Barb Choit shows us old images as they fade to black – or cyan.CPR For Dying Photos
November 24, 2012
Cyan likes the rapper Nicki Minaj and has been known to call Minaj her sister.
Erika Brown said Cyan is the kind of daughter who is almost too forthcoming for her mother.
When the rest of the reporters arrived Wednesday, he would give them the Cyan Brown story.
Erika Brown had spent a half hour with Cyan in the station before she was locked away Tuesday.
Historical Examples of cyan
Fus I'se 'blige whup 'im school, 'n' nex' I cyan' git 'im 'way ter bless me!
Cyan′otype, a photograph on paper sensitised by a cyanide; Cyan′uret, a cyanide.
- a highly saturated green-blue that is the complementary colour of red and forms, with magenta and yellow, a set of primary colours
- of this coloura cyan filter
Word Origin for cyan
- a variant of cyano- cyanamide; cyanide
1889, short for cyan blue (1879), from Greek kyanos "dark blue, dark blue enamel, lapis lazuli," probably a non-Indo-European word, but perhaps akin to, or from, Hittite *kuwanna(n)- "copper blue."