blue water


Definition of blue water

: the open sea

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blue-water \ ˈblü-​ˌwȯ-​tər How to pronounce blue-water (audio) , -​ˌwä-​ \ adjective

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Bermuda is known for its pink-sand beaches and bright blue water, and one of the things that separates it from similar locales: its old-world British charm. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "How Bermuda's Legendary Coral Beach & Tennis Club Is Welcoming a New Crowd," 24 Aug. 2018 The colors are bright but soft—greens from palm trees, gray-blue water. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Amy Winehouse Is Finally Free in a New Book of Photographs," 10 Aug. 2018 Even on a day when Lake Lanier’s aqua-blue water is shimmering and calm, Baggett urged extra caution for boaters after a stretch of heavy rains, warning people to keep an eye out for floating debris and other hazards. Helena Oliviero, ajc, "The rain may be over, but Lake Lanier remains unsafe for swimmers," 5 June 2018 When most people these days think of the nation of Barbados, one image springs to mind: Not the incredible shimmering blue waters or the sugar-white beaches, but a person, Rihanna. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Things to Do, Eat, and See in Barbados," 15 Nov. 2018 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

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1582, in the meaning defined above

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