\ ˈä-kwə How to pronounce aqua (audio) also ˈa- How to pronounce aqua (audio) \

Definition of aqua

1 plural aquae\ ˈä-​ˌkwī How to pronounce aquae (audio) also  ˈa-​(ˌ)kwē How to pronounce aquae (audio) \ : water especially : water sense 5a(2)
2 plural aquas : a light greenish-blue color

Examples of aqua in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the worst part of the design is having to pick between the classic aqua and red color options. Lauren Smith, Car and Driver, "What’s Cooler than a Vintage VW Microbus? This Microbus-Inspired Fridge," 26 Sep. 2017 The interior of the tower rooms are similar to their Cabana Bay predecessors, featuring bright oranges and aquas and 1950s sensibilities. Dewayne Bevil,, "Universal: Expansion of Cabana Bay towering over new water park," 1 June 2017 The glass spheres come in 10 different shades, including 14-0848 (a bright yellow), 15-5519 (a mod aqua), and 266 (a royal blue). Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "Every Home Decor Lover Is Obsessed With These Colorful Pantone Ornaments," 5 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of aqua

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aqua

Latin — more at island

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17 Sep 2019

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The first known use of aqua was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of aqua

: a light greenish-blue color


\ ˈä-kwə How to pronounce aqua (audio) , ˈa-\

Kids Definition of aqua

: a light greenish blue : the color of water in a swimming pool


\ ˈak-wə How to pronounce aqua (audio) , ˈäk- How to pronounce aqua (audio) \
plural aquae\ ˈak-​(ˌ)wē How to pronounce aquae (audio) , ˈäk-​ˌwī How to pronounce aquae (audio) \ or aquas

Medical Definition of aqua

: water especially : an aqueous solution

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