bluish

adjective
blu·​ish | \ ˈblü-ish How to pronounce bluish (audio) \

Definition of bluish

: somewhat blue : having a tinge of blue

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Other Words from bluish

bluishness noun

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These vivid tableaux—playing out in low white relief against a bluish-black background—are brilliantly executed. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, "A Man Among Gods," 21 Sep. 2018 Your skin’s undertones are, generally speaking, bluish (cool), yellowish (warm), or, in some cases, neutral. Talia Abbas, SELF, "How to Apply Makeup When You Have Freckles, According to Makeup Artists," 3 Dec. 2018 Crystal methamphetamine looks like glass fragments or shiny, bluish-white rocks. Alexis Stevens, The Seattle Times, "Georgia tallies meth’s toll: Nearly 20 percent of those killed by police in state test positive for it," 20 Nov. 2018 Additionally, Jennifer Tipton’s lighting inks the background in warmest black and subsequently bathes the dancers and their upstage dancing in a translucent bluish hue. Robert Greskovic, WSJ, "‘Minimalism and Me’ Review: Twyla Tharp Tells Her Story," 19 Nov. 2018 There’s no attempt to vary this, and everything has a vaguely bluish tint over it, like the whole story takes place at 6:30 am in November. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Ozark’s muddy season 2, explained in 11 incomprehensible screenshots," 1 Sep. 2018 This revolutionary microneedling tool, now available for the delicate and hard-to-reach eye area, stimulates skin’s natural healing process, resulting in collagen formation that can lessen bluish shadows and smooth creases. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "These Dark Circle Treatments Are Better Than Concealer," 25 July 2018 But the whites of his eyes were indeed a bluish color, as were parts of his ears, according to the report, published today (April 18) in the New England Journal of Medicine. Rachael Rettner, Fox News, "Why did the whites of this man's eyes turn blue?," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of bluish

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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bluish

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bluish

: somewhat blue

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