\ 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 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 If your reason for getting an inflatable hot tub is not just for relaxing but for exercising or hydrotherapy, then these aqua therapy dumbbells will add resistance to your workout. Dana Holmes, CNN Underscored, "Inflatable hot tubs that bring the spa to your backyard," 26 Aug. 2020 The Kipbelif lunch bag comes in eye-catching colors, including a seafoam aqua and soft pink, easily passing as a stylish tote. Popular Science, "The best meal prep bags for organizing and toting your food," 6 Aug. 2020 At 36 bids, the most popular lot was an aqua blue hoodie featuring the flag of the Bahamas on the back and sleeves patterned with the logo. USA TODAY, "Fyre Festival items to be auctioned, proceeds will go toward the victims of Billy McFarland," 1 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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17 Nov 2020

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“Aqua.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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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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