cerulean

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From Latin caeruleus (blue), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱēy(w)-, *ḱyē(w)- (grey). Cognate with Old English hār (grey). More at hoar.

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  • IPA(key): /səˈɹuːliən/
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  • Hyphenation: ce‧ru‧le‧an

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cerulean (uncountable)

  1. A greenish-blue color
    cerulean colour:    

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cerulean (comparative more cerulean, superlative most cerulean)

A cerulean sky.
  1. sky-blue.
    • 1920, Peter B. Kyne, The Understanding Heart, Chapter II
      As far to the west as Monica could see, her world was a sea of fog, … . Above it arched a cerulean sky; as the sun climbed to the zenith, …, the fog gradually took on a bluish tinge.

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