blu·​ish | \ˈblü-ish \

Definition of bluish 

: somewhat blue : having a tinge of blue

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bluishness noun

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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 He was seen getting out of the front passenger side of a teal or a bluish green Chevrolet Silverado extended cab truck. Jose R. Gonzalez, Houston Chronicle, "Louisiana authorities release facial reconstruction of severed head with similarities to HPD case," 27 June 2018 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,, "The era of circadian lighting in health care is dawning," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of bluish

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bluish

: somewhat blue

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