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cyan-

1
  1. variant of cyano- 1, usually before a vowel or h: cyanamide.


cyan-

2
  1. variant of cyano- 2, before a vowel.

cyan-

3
  1. variant of cyano- 3, before a vowel.

cyan

4

[ sahy-an, sahy-uhn ]

noun

cyan

1

/ ˈsaɪæn; ˈsaɪən /

noun

  1. a highly saturated green-blue that is the complementary colour of red and forms, with magenta and yellow, a set of primary colours


adjective

  1. of this colour

    a cyan filter

cyan-

2

combining_form

  1. See cyano-
    a variant of cyano-

    cyanamide

    cyanide

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cyan-1

First recorded in 1885–90, cyan is from the Greek word kýanos dark blue

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cyan-1

C19: from Greek kuanos dark blue

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Example Sentences

She picked up a corner of a cyan-blue UNICEF sticker and stuck it over her mouth.

Choit documents the fading, cyan-heavy images that circulate in shop windows all over modern cities.

The Daily Pic: Barb Choit shows us old images as they fade to black – or cyan.

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.

Fus I'se 'blige whup 'im school, 'n' nex' I cyan' git 'im 'way ter bless me!

Ne mihte se dumba fder cyan his wife hu se engel his cilde naman gesette, ac, urh Godes Gastes onwrigenysse, se nama hire wear cu.

He ws geld to heofonan o a riddan fleringe, and r h geseh and gehyrde Godes digelnysse, a h ne moste nanum men cyan.

Cyan′otype, a photograph on paper sensitised by a cyanide; Cyan′uret, a cyanide.

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