ultramarine

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ultrāmarīnus, from ultrā + marīnus. May be decomposed as ultra- +‎ marine.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌʌl.tɹə.məˈɹiːn/
  • Rhymes: -iːn
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Noun[edit]

ultramarine (countable and uncountable, plural ultramarines)

  1. A brilliant blue pigment that is either extracted from mineral deposits or made synthetically; traditionally made from ground-up lapis lazuli.
  2. A brilliant pure dark blue or slightly purplish colour.
    • 1891, Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, volume 1, London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., page 12:
      The atmosphere beneath is languorous, and is so tinged with azure that what artists call the middle distance partakes also of that hue, while the horizon beyond is of the deepest ultramarine.
    ultramarine colour:  

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Adjective[edit]

ultramarine (comparative more ultramarine, superlative most ultramarine)

  1. Of a brilliant blue colour.
  2. Beyond the sea.
    • 1769, Edmund Burke, Observations on a Late State of the Nation, fourth edition, London: J. Dodsley, pages 10–11:
      If the war is carried on in the colonies, he [George Grenville] tells them that the loſs of her [France’s] ultramarine dominions leſſens her expences, and enſures her remittances []

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ultramarine

  1. feminine singular of ultramarin

German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ultramarine

  1. inflection of ultramarin:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ultramarine

  1. Feminine plural of adjective ultramarino.