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Definition of azure

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

Other Words from azure

azure adjective

Examples of azure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its low-key charm, unpretentious beach clubs (not a white daybed in sight), amazing hospitality and azure coves had us under its spell. Lucy Williams, Vogue, 7 July 2022 The rhythmic azure aliens will be at the Shubert on Jan. 6-8, 2023. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 20 June 2022 The skies became tinted with the same blend of azure and pebble gray that my grandfather described that August. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2022 Under an endless azure sky in a place that calls itself America’s Finest City? San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Apr. 2022 Another reference point for Ganzer was Britney Spears’s iconic denim look, and accompanying dusty azure eye, for the 2001 American Music Awards. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 28 Mar. 2022 This water forms a stream passing through the middle of the valley, emptying out into the sea in a spectacular play of teal and azure. Lisa Morrow, CNN, 25 Mar. 2022 The proper sounding is Bay-jing, not Bay-zhing, with the j sounding like the z in azure. San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Jan. 2022 Tulum's idyllic white-sand beaches and azure seaside offered a glimmer of hope. Angelika Pokovba, Travel + Leisure, 27 Dec. 2021 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition of azure

: the blue color of the clear daytime sky


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Medical Definition of azure

: any of several dyes used as biological stains

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