azure

noun
\ ˈa-zhər How to pronounce azure (audio) \

Definition of azure

1a : the blue color of the clear sky
b : the heraldic color blue
2 : the unclouded sky
3 archaic : lapis lazuli

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This is another world from the postcard Guatemala of azure lakes, towering volcanoes and handicraft stands. Patrick J. Mcdonnell, latimes.com, "Death at the border: 4 from Guatemala, 3 of them children, succumb to heat in Texas," 8 July 2019 But don't let its quiet azure hues fool you: The eighth planet from the sun is a wild child. National Geographic, "Neptune, explained," 28 Mar. 2019 The last few days have been cloudy and today the sky is the perfect shade of azure. Cori Murray, Essence, "Watch “ESSENCE Escapes”: How to Make the Most of 36 Hours in Cape Town," 1 July 2019 Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing’s boss, is a Bible-reading company lifer who looks the part, from the cut of his jaw to the azure of his eyes. The Economist, "Boeing’s boss wins a reprieve, not redemption," 21 June 2019 And making the case for vivid jewel tones were Charli XCX, Paloma Elsesser, and Laverne Cox, their lids generously layered in magenta, amethyst, and azure, respectively. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The 7 Biggest Camp Beauty Trends at the Met Gala, From Neon Gazes to Ceiling-Bound Hair," 7 May 2019 The jewel tones of these lamps (cranberry, amber and midnight blue, azure) become even more spectacular when light is refracted by the glass. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Keep an Eye Out for Orrefors Crystal Lamps Whenever You Go Antiquing," 3 May 2019 From Millie Bobby Brown's electric azure manicure to skater boy Evan Mock's sparkling fuchsia crop, here are seven ways to embrace neon beauty this year. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The First Breakout Beauty Trend of 2019 Is Already Blowing Up on Instagram," 10 Jan. 2019 Wearing a matching, icy-azure winged liner, Brown proceeded to carefully paint short strokes of lacquer onto the Late Show host's fingers—while discussing important matters, of course, such as activism, YouTube beauty tutorials, the Spice Girls.... Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Watch Millie Bobby Brown Paint Stephen Colbert's Nails (Really)," 20 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of azure

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for azure

Middle English asur, from Anglo-French azeure, probably from Old Spanish, modification of Arabic lāzaward, from Persian lāzhuward

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azure

noun

English Language Learners Definition of azure

: the blue color of the sky

azure

noun
\ ˈa-zhər How to pronounce azure (audio) \

Kids Definition of azure

: the blue color of the clear daytime sky

azure

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\ ˈazh-ər How to pronounce azure (audio) \

Medical Definition of azure

: any of several dyes used as biological stains

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