blue water


Definition of blue water

: the open sea

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Other Words from blue water

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

Examples of blue water in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Seen from space, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta—the world’s highest coastal massif, its peaks brushing the sky at nearly 19,000 feet—resembles a gigantic pyramid rising from the blue waters of the nearby Caribbean Sea. Stephen Ferry, National Geographic, "Indigenous protectors of these sacred peaks have kept others out—till now," 26 Nov. 2019 From wandering the streets of Cartagena to eating strange foods in Bangkok to relaxing in the endless blue waters of Zanzibar – Black people are seeing the world more than ever before. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Black Travel Vibes: Take Your Passport To New Heights In Laos," 31 Oct. 2019 Her favorite spots were the blue waters of the Caribbean, Pacific and Europe, and of course all-time favorite spot Ogunquit Maine., "Patricia Ann Perugini," 18 July 2019 Ready to dive into the crystal blue waters off the coast and the lush green landscapes on the islands? Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "Fiji Wants to Help You Celebrate Earth Day by Adopting a Shark, Learning about Turtles, and Becoming a 'Marine Biologist'," 22 Apr. 2020 Then his head slowly pans, following the passage of our little boat through the electric-blue water. Andrew Mckean, Outdoor Life, "A Boat Hunt for Musk Ox and Caribou in Greenland," 21 Feb. 2020 Now that level looks out on the ultra-blue waters of Disney Springs (and leads to Art Smith’s Homecomin’ restaurant). Dewayne Bevil,, "Pleasure Island: Nightclubs added to Mickey’s mix 30 years ago," 30 Oct. 2019 But why wait for quarantine to lift before witnessing the bright blue waters of Moraine Lake? Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, "12 Virtual Walking Trails Around the World That You Can Experience Right Now," 22 Apr. 2020 The video shows a huge, pristine white pleasure craft, gliding through deep blue waters off the coast of Croatia. Dominique Soguel, The Christian Science Monitor, "From democracy to authoritarianism: Hungary under Orbán (audio)," 9 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of blue water

1582, in the meaning defined above

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5 Jun 2020

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“Blue water.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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