\ 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 The straight-forward appliance comes in four colors: stainless steel, red, black, and aqua. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Best air fryer: Five things to consider," 4 Dec. 2020 There are tons of options, like this adorable mini waffle maker that comes in bold colors like red, aqua and pink, as well as fun patterns like leopard and purple galaxy, at a variety of price points. Jolie Kerr, CNN Underscored, "All the practical gifts your loved ones didn’t know they needed," 16 Nov. 2020 Coming in nine shades, ranging from tan and black to aqua and lavender, this heated blanket is an ideal gift for anyone who wants to stay warm. Liv Birdsall, USA TODAY, "The 40 best gifts to buy from Wayfair," 5 Nov. 2020 In white, steel, and aqua shades, there’s certainly one to fit your recipient’s taste. Sarah Vincelette, USA TODAY, "20 amazing gifts to buy from Bed, Bath & Beyond under $30," 10 Nov. 2020 Featuring a bright aqua starfish embroidered onto a stone-white background, this comfy pillow is coastal cool. Alexandra Cavallo, USA TODAY, "23 throw pillows to make your couch more comfortable—and fun," 1 Sep. 2020 On fields of lapping aqua, the Maryland artist arrays horizontal gestures in dark blue (which occasionally turns black), red and white. Washington Post, "In the galleries: Prizewinning artists share concept of challenging perceptions," 18 Sep. 2020 Also available in an aqua blue crossgrain leather at this price, this bag has a zip-top closure, a fabric lining and tons of pockets for organized storage. Arielle Tschinkel And Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "Coach's outlet store is having a huge end-of-summer sale—and bags are up to 72% off," 2 Sep. 2020 The Eezay flip-flops are just $16, while the Adilette aqua slides are $20 and the Adissage TND slides are $28. Mark Heim |, al, "Adidas flash sale: Shoes listed for $50 and under through Thursday," 26 Aug. 2020

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

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10 Jan 2021

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“Aqua.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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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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