peacock blue


noun
  1. a lustrous greenish blue, as of certain peacock feathers.

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Origin of peacock blue

1
First recorded in 1880–85

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How to use peacock blue in a sentence

  • The wall behind her is made of cardboard and painted a peacock blue, and it functions in spatial terms as a studio backdrop.

  • He wore a nightcap with a tassel, and for days never left his room, occasionally appearing in a faded peacock-blue dressing-gown.

    The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
  • In one corner was a four-poster bed with the faded peacock-blue dressing-gown pendent below a tousled nightcap of gray silk.

    The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
  • Now I am become a mysterious peacock-blue, for lately I have felt terribly old.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
  • Her bodice was of peacock blue and the whole effect was quite dazzling, and strange to say very becoming.

    The Four Corners Abroad | Amy Ella Blanchard
  • Another effect may be produced by using the black outline alone under a peacock blue or turquoise glaze.

    The Potter's Craft | Charles F. Binns

British Dictionary definitions for peacock blue

peacock blue

noun
    • a greenish-blue colour

    • (as adjective): a peacock-blue car

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