slate blue



a moderate to dark grayish blue.

Origin of slate blue

First recorded in 1790–1800
Related formsslate-blue, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for slate blue

Historical Examples of slate blue

  • The hair had slipped from its body, leaving the skin shiny and slate-blue.

    The Yellow Horde

    Hal G. Evarts

  • A petrel it is, about the size of a house pigeon, and of a slate-blue colour.

  • The male is of a slate-blue, and has a broad black band across the tail.

    Birds in Flight

    W. P. Pycraft

  • There was a smile on her lips, but there was fiery challenge in her slate-blue eyes.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy

    Harold MacGrath

  • Slate-blue eyes, two books with endless pages, the soul of this wife of his.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy

    Harold MacGrath