Origin of violet
Related Words for violetcolor, mauve, plum, lilac, lavender, periwinkle, violet, heliotrope, pomegranate, mulberry, amethyst, magenta, wine, orchid, violaceous, amaranthine, perse
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Contemporary Examples of violet
The odd (though beautiful) pair here is Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who were a hit on the vaudeville circuit.Fall Broadway Preview: 'This Is Our Youth,' Bradley Cooper as ‘The Elephant Man,' and More
September 11, 2014
Sutton Foster abandoned her usual perky personna to play scared and scarred in Violet, and voters may reward her effort.Who Will Win the Tony Awards?
June 7, 2014
Streep plays Violet Weston, a woman unraveled after her husband's suicide.Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts Finally Collide in ‘August: Osage County’
December 24, 2013
Not titillating sex, but, as Lulu and Violet both discover, the business of sex.
Instead, Violet is kidnapped and solid to a rival courtesan house, where she is trained by an older courtesan named Magic Gourd.
Historical Examples of violet
Mary regarded the owner of the store with grave questioning in her violet eyes.
Then she looked up at the lawyer, and there were new lusters in the violet eyes.
The rising of the stars, or the opening of a violet; each fact was a surprise to her.The Dream
Then the snowdrop sang a lullaby about the moss that loved the violet.
A long, long play-day it was to the little vine, the daisy, and the violet.
- any of a group of colours that vary in saturation but have the same purplish-blue hue. They lie at one end of the visible spectrum, next to blue; approximate wavelength range 445–390 nanometres
- (as adjective)a violet dress
Word Origin for violet
early 14c., small plant with purplish-blue flowers, from Old French violette, diminutive of viole "violet," from Latin viola, cognate with Greek ion (see iodine), probably from a pre-Indo-European Mediterranean language. The color sense (late 14c.) developed from the flower.
see shrinking violet.