electric blue


a vivid, light-to-moderate blue color.

Origin of electric blue

First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for electric blue

  • Her onscreen costume was a curiously intimate range of electric-blue mohair sweaters.

  • She broke off to address the woman who had now come back and was holding up the trailing breadths of the electric-blue gauze.

    Fennel and Rue|William Dean Howells
  • Rick pointed to a school of about ten vivid little fish of electric-blue color.

    The Wailing Octopus|Harold Leland Goodwin
  • We shall now see how the electric-blue dress will become you.

British Dictionary definitions for electric blue

electric blue


  1. a strong metallic blue colour
  2. (as adjective)an electric-blue evening dress
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