bluish

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

Definition of bluish

: somewhat blue : having a tinge of blue

Other Words from bluish

bluishness noun

Examples of bluish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Andy Warhol famously silk-screened her face into a color-block grid in 1985, adding a version where her face is bluish green. Kelly Crow, WSJ, 11 Sep. 2022 Ireland chose this bluish-green tone for a cozy room in California that is used as both a library and a place to have dinner. Jura Koncius, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Aug. 2022 Ireland chose this bluish-green tone for a cozy room in California that is used as both a library and a place to have dinner. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2022 The bluish-green emits cool luxury against a warm wood vanity. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Aug. 2022 Watch for the lawn to appear bluish-gray or look for visible footprints after someone walks across it. Viveka Neveln, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Sep. 2022 The video shows a bluish fireball speeding across the sky before disappearing behind clouds. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 13 Aug. 2022 If your cabinetry is a reddish oak or dark walnut, try a fluid color with a bluish veil—like Onirika Trance designed by Nina Magon for Dekton. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 4 Aug. 2022 When someone overdoses from fentanyl, breathing slows and their skin often turns a bluish hue. New York Times, 26 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bluish

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

22 Sep 2022

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“Bluish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bluish. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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