bluish

adjective
blu·ish | \ˈblü-ish \

Definition of bluish 

: somewhat blue : having a tinge of blue

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bluishness noun

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As her 2-year-old son Rylan turned a bluish purple from choking on a grape, Amber Strother ran to a neighboring apartment for help. Melissa Nelson Gabriel, ajc, "Marine honored for saving toddler's life," 2 July 2018 The Achilles’ heel of neutrino detectors is that other particles, originating in the nearby atmosphere, can also trigger these patterns of bluish Cherenkov light. Smithsonian, "Scientists Explain The Thrill of Detecting a Neutrino From a Far-Off Galaxy," 12 July 2018 Think bright, bluish light in the morning that gradually grows more amber at dusk and ultimately gets as dark as is possible to get in a medical environment. Stacey Burling, Philly.com, "The era of circadian lighting in health care is dawning," 27 June 2018 Symptoms to look out for include a bluish discoloration of the skin, abnormally rapid breathing, and fever. Brad Stulberg, Outside Online, "What Happens to Your Body When You Climb Everest," 11 June 2018 Circadian lighting aims to keep the body’s internal clock aligned with the 24-hour diurnal/nocturnal cycle by emitting bright bluish light during the day to suppress the melatonin that our brains produce as a natural sleep aid. New York Times, "These Lights Are Like a Mood Ring for Your Room," 8 May 2018 The creatures have been identified as Velella velella, a bluish, carnivorous animal related to jellyfish. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "One of the world's top beaches is a 'blue carpet of slime' after creatures wash ashore | Charlotte Observer," 2 May 2018 In 1992, a train containing benzene gas derailed just south of the city, covering the region in a bluish, toxic haze. CBS News, "Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, injuring at least 11, forcing evacuations," 26 Apr. 2018 Melanoma often looks like a misshapen mole, with a diameter larger than a pencil eraser and can be a blend of black, brown, tan or even bluish pigment. Washington Post, "Spouses can boost early detection for melanoma patients," 18 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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