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

Definition of bluish

: somewhat blue : having a tinge of blue

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bluishness noun

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The bluish zones show higher life expectancies, with an increase of as much as a year. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "How moving to the right place can prolong your life," 28 June 2019 While Lyudmilla watched a column of fire and bluish-purple ionized air rise into the night, my husband was asleep 60 miles away: a toddler in a Kiev apartment. Bathsheba Demuth,, "Chernobyl reminds us of the tragic cost of lies," 28 June 2019 The beard looks great, even if it’s blown out and bluish. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "The enduring legacy and fantasy of Captain America’s beard, explained," 18 June 2019 Her skin was bluish-purple and her partially naked body skinny from the advanced effects of starvation. Christopher Harress |,, "Baldwin County father indicted in starvation death of 13-month-old daughter wants bond reduced," 10 June 2019 For about three minutes on the live stream, small bluish-white lights seemed to flicker on the night side of Earth. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, "Elon Musk’s Tesla snares rear view of lightning over the Pacific during cosmic journey," 9 Feb. 2018 That forms a deep pocket of melanin that looks bluish to the naked eye thanks to something called the Tyndall effect, a term used in physics to describe the way certain types of matter (like fog or dust) scatter light. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "What to Know If Your Weird Mole Turns Out to Be a Blue Nevus," 15 Apr. 2019 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

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First Known Use of bluish

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bluish was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of bluish

: somewhat blue

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