Violet

[ vahy-uh-lit ]
/ ˈvaɪ ə lɪt /
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noun

a female given name.
Also Vi·o·lette [vahy-uh-let, vahy-uh-lit] /ˌvaɪ əˈlɛt, ˈvaɪ ə lɪt/, Vi·o·let·ta [vahy-uh-let-uh] /ˌvaɪ əˈlɛt ə/.
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British Dictionary definitions for violetta

violet

/ (ˈvaɪəlɪt) /

noun

Derived Formsviolet-like, adjective

Word Origin for violet

C14: from Old French violete a little violet, from viole, from Latin viola violet
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Word Origin and History for violetta

violet


n.

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.

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Medicine definitions for violetta

violet

[ vīə-lĭt ]

n.

The hue of the short-wave end of the visible spectrum, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 380 to 420 nanometers.
Any of a group of colors, reddish-blue in hue, that may vary in lightness and saturation.
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Idioms and Phrases with violetta

violet


see shrinking violet.

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