blue water

noun

Definition of blue water 

: the open sea

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blue-water \ˈblü-​ˌwȯ-​tər, -​ˌwä-​ \ adjective

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On a sunny day, the light illuminates the sublime blue water, ideal for a calm boat ride. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "Exploring Annecy, the Venice of the French Alps," 7 Nov. 2018 The secluded getaway boasts crystal-blue waters, white sandy beaches, and a ton of privacy. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Are Reportedly Vacationing in Mustique With Their Kids," 19 July 2018 In the recent history of Earth, blue water on the northern oceans in early spring was an event worthy of more than a few minutes of Twitter's attention. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, "Warming in the north continues as predicted," 23 June 2018 Cartagena is not known for great beaches, but the deep blue water surrounding the twenty-seven coral-reef islands that make up the Islas del Rosario archipelago is bathtub warm and perfect for snorkeling. Maureen Orth, Town & Country, "Inside Cartagena," 11 Jan. 2013 Hadid seemed right at home on the deck of a boat, with her white v-neck polo and blue shorts complementing the bright blue water behind her. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, "From Beyoncé to Gigi Hadid, these hot celeb summer vacations will make you jealous," 6 July 2018 The white buildings, landscape, and the brilliant blue water look incredible. Juliet Pennington, BostonGlobe.com, "The VIP Lounge with Aaron Patrick Craven," 5 June 2018 And in the realms of relaxation, definitions differed: for Lou Doillon, laid-back equated a comfy cab ride and easy plaits in Paris; but for Kendall Jenner, nothing would do but a spring-ready soak in tranquil, bright blue waters. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "The 10 Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Kendall Jenner, Junglepussy, and More," 22 Apr. 2018 Popular with snorkelers and swimmers, the calm turquoise-blue water is filled with unique corals, tropical fish and turtles. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "The 4 best beaches in America, according to 'Dr. Beach'," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of blue water

1582, in the meaning defined above

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