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Definition of bluish

: somewhat blue : having a tinge of blue

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Other Words from bluish

bluishness noun

Examples of bluish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In summertime these tenuous bluish clouds formed from ice crystals are illuminated by the Sun during twilight. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 25 June 2021 The first commercially available HID lights were mercury-vapor lamps, which produced a bluish-green light. Motormouth Bob Weber, Star Tribune, 2 July 2021 The Lord of the Rings has never been far from Game of Thrones' mind, but in this case the show eschewed the approach Peter Jackson had taken to filming the nighttime siege of Helm's Deep, where all the fighting is clearly visible in bluish light. Christian Holub,, 19 May 2021 The Estate Red, which has a slightly bluish hue, reminds me of a rustic, medium-bodied Italian red like Barbera, with notes of strawberry and cigar tobacco. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 May 2021 Despite a low deck of clouds obscuring visibility, the retro-looking rocket blasted off at 6:24 p.m. EDT, climbing away from SpaceX's Boca Chica, Texas, manufacturing and flight test facility atop a jet of bluish exhaust. William Harwood, CBS News, 6 May 2021 Even their uniforms, bluish-gray and grayish-blue, are colorless. Devin Gordon, The Atlantic, 1 Apr. 2021 On the corner of Bank Street and Highland Avenue, a vibrant mural of gold and bluish green depicts European immigrants who originally settled in Highlandtown alongside today’s growing Latino community. Stephanie García,, 20 Mar. 2021 For starters, the napkins come in two soothing, neutral hues: a creamy beige with bluish stripes and a blue-gray with ivory stripes. Jenna Adrian-diaz, Bon Appétit, 10 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of bluish

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Bluish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bluish

: somewhat blue

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