blue water


: the open sea
blue-water adjective

Examples of blue water in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the clip, directed by Michael Vincent, Leray descends into shimmering blue water and emerges, mermaid-like, coated in glitter. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 30 Aug. 2023 The clear blue waters easing onto white sand beaches rival the best in the world. Matt Rivers, ABC News, 31 July 2023 Photograph: Matt McClain/Getty Images Towering nearly 6,000 feet, the West Maui Mountains are a dramatic, defining feature of the Hawaiian island—verdant peaks surrounded by sparkling blue waters. Matt Simon, WIRED, 23 Aug. 2023 That came to mind as the sun turned from orange to a blinding red over the piercing blue water of Lake Superior. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 19 Aug. 2023 In another, the model took a dive into the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean. Sam Burros, Peoplemag, 17 Aug. 2023 More people will soon be able to enjoy Greece’s clear blue waters as the country pledges to make hundreds of its beaches accessible to those with mobility challenges, including those in wheelchairs and the elderly. Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 3 May 2023 This miles-long beach boasts powder-soft sand and piercing blue waters, which are perfect for swimming. Rondel Holder, Travel + Leisure, 1 Aug. 2023 Fans on Twitter went crazy over the scene, known for its romantic aesthetic as Ariel and Eric float along surrounded by majestic wildlife, lush greenery, blue waters and twinkling lights. Tracey Harrington McCoy, Peoplemag, 9 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blue water was in 1582

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“Blue water.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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