slate blue

  1. a moderate to dark grayish blue.

Origin of slate blue

First recorded in 1790–1800

Other words from slate blue

  • slate-blue, adjective

Words Nearby slate blue Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use slate blue in a sentence

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

    The Land of Fire | Mayne Reid
  • Above it pulsed and banded a tumult of smoke gray clouds; the eastern horizon was a slate blue, rapidly darkening.

    Mountain | Clement Wood
  • It reaches a length of three or four feet, and is of a slate-blue colour above and very pale yellow below.

    The Sea Shore | William S. Furneaux
  • The male is of a slate-blue, and has a broad black band across the tail.

    Birds in Flight | W. P. Pycraft
  • His trousers were striped and of a slate blue colour—the "blue pants" of the ready-made clothing stores.

    Vandover and the Brute | Frank Norris