\ 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 aqua (audio) also  ˈa-​(ˌ)kwē How to pronounce aqua (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 While gold and silver dresses equate to megawatt style, don’t be afraid to go beyond them when taking the metallic route—think shimmering aqua, green, burgundy, and beyond. Laura Lajiness, Vogue, 22 Dec. 2021 The speakers are powered by a rechargeable battery and come in a choice of four colorways: coral red, tropical aqua blue, muted storm grey and a calming cool grey. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 Boitano plans to add boxing and swimming next after discovering an aqua gym on a recent trip to Italy. Karen Rosen, USA TODAY, 15 Dec. 2021 An aqua tone is everywhere, from the cutlery handles to the soap dish. Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2021 The rooms are crisp and spacious, and easily Portland’s most elegant, with fresh pops of aqua, gold, and silver. Katie Chang, Forbes, 31 Oct. 2021 The open jacket also revealed an aqua bead necklace reminiscent of an art teacher that offered an almost spiritual touch to the sleazy-chic ensemble. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 6 Dec. 2021 Miami, with 30:40 time of possession vs. the Giants, the aqua-and-orange retained a healthy 32:20 per game over the past eight contests. Steve Svekis,, 5 Dec. 2021 The rear seats, however, are covered in a deep aqua quilted velvet material, though that's unlikely to make production, but the textured headliner will, and it's illuminated with ambient lighting. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 30 Nov. 2021

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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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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 aqua (audio) , ˈäk-​ˌwī How to pronounce aqua (audio) \ or aquas

Medical Definition of aqua

: water especially : an aqueous solution

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