or pur·ply


Origin of purplish

First recorded in 1555–65; purple + -ish1
Related formspur·plish·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for purplish

Contemporary Examples of purplish

  • The orange glow began to fade as the sun set, turning softer, then pink as the sky darkened to a purplish blue.

  • A summer storm cell breaks, purplish and powerful, over the North Park Baptist Church on the north side of Orlando.

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  • She was wearing a purplish button-down shirt and black trousers, and people seemed very happy to meet her.

Historical Examples of purplish

Word Origin and History for purplish

1560s, from purple (n.) + -ish.

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