canary yellow


Definition of canary yellow 

: a light to a moderate or vivid yellow

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Lizzo donned a tiered canary yellow tulle dress to the BET awards in Los Angeles this past weekend. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The 15 Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Aquaria Is Always Decadent, Tracee Ellis Ross Shines," 30 June 2018 The bright canary yellow hue and green collar added a nonchalant high-low vibe to Lima’s elevated post-runway garb. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Adriana Lima Turns the Brazil Soccer Jersey Into a Couture Fashion Week Statement," 2 July 2018 Your Commonwealth’ Youth Challenge Reception alongside Prince Harry, the Duchess broke out of her comfort zone with a canary yellow dress by Brandon Maxwell. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Channels Amal Clooney's Royal Wedding Yellow," 5 July 2018 Curtis Leskanic opted for a canary yellow suit with matching shirt. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Uecker Trip' dress-up theme the latest in great Brewers airplane attire," 18 June 2018 Lily Aldridge Even without a show stopping headpiece, no one was going to miss Lily on the carpet in her canary yellow Ralph Lauren Collection gown and chain-link belt. Colleen Kratofil,, "See Which Celebs Missed the Mark on the 2018 Met Gala Theme - and Those Who Went All Out," 8 May 2018 The canary yellow paint is faded and peeling on the house set a bit back from Union Hill Road. Chris Graves,, "Pike County: Death in the foothills," 15 May 2018 That canary yellow gown certainly felt like one of those magical moments for me. Danai Gurira, Harper's BAZAAR, "Danai Gurira Opens Up About The Dress That Changed Her Life," 10 May 2018 Over time, Brazil's canary yellow kit has become an instant symbol of not only the country, but football. Bianca Britton, CNN, "World Cup 2018: The history of football kits and why we care about them," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of canary yellow

1801, in the meaning defined above

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