Definition of bluish
: somewhat blue : having a tinge of blue
Recent Examples of bluish from the Web
Nearly all the town’s buildings are whitewashed and take on a chalky bluish color in the late afternoon — the uniformity creates a delicate simplicity (and provides for some wonderful photo opportunities).
The canisters are designed to release colorful vapors - varying from bluish green to red- that will form glowing artificial clouds.
In the soft, bluish light and amid calm, cool breezes, the previous day’s heat and humidity are just a memory.
From late April through July, huge flower heads of light pink, pink, rosy red, lavender, light blue, bluish purple, blends of those colors and white appear above the rich green leaves.
The rhino 'bust' has two dark horns, a red bird sitting atop its head, a grinning mouth, and a pale bluish-green hue to its skin.
The children look like siblings, with brown hair, bluish eyes and wide smiles.
A man wearing a bluish-grey sweatshirt entered a business and went behind the counter to steal a purse.
Some New Yorkers point to the LED bulbs in streetlights, casting a bluish hue into their bedrooms at night, as culprits.
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Definition of bluish for English Language Learners
: somewhat blue
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