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

Examples of aqua in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Choose from six colors, including neutral hues like white and gray, as well as pastels such as aqua and blush, all of which are available in sizes twin through California King. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 19 Sep. 2023 Some women labored in an inflatable aqua birthing pool, in what Skanes saw as a more supportive environment in which Black women in particular would feel more comfortable and heard. Bracey Harris, NBC News, 9 Sep. 2023 One was daffodil yellow lined in milk-shake pink; the other, swimming-pool aqua lined in lavender. Town & Country, 17 Aug. 2023 Additional activities include beach volleyball, aqua aerobics, yoga, bike tours, and special programs for youngsters. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 13 Aug. 2023 Pops of color throughout the home like this (see the scarlet bathroom, the third-floor hallway, and the aqua bedroom) add a visual lift that would brighten even the coldest winter day on the New England coast. John R. Ellement,, 9 Aug. 2023 June 14, 2023 Maxima made maximum impact with this aqua shirtdress at a presentation about higher education in Den Bosch, Netherlands. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 6 Aug. 2023 In this living room, aqua accents in the pillows, throw, and rug mimic the ocean’s dazzling blues, and the pops of bright orange are inspired by the magnificent hues of the setting sun. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 2 Aug. 2023 Her aqua Le Creusets, her beat-up ebony coffee table, her flacons of Cabochard all came to me. Jane Shore, The New Yorker, 31 July 2023 See More

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Word History


Latin — more at island

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Aqua.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a light greenish blue

Medical Definition


plural aquae ˈak-(ˌ)wē How to pronounce aqua (audio) ˈäk-ˌwī How to pronounce aqua (audio) or aquas
: water
especially : an aqueous solution

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