canary yellow


: a light to a moderate or vivid yellow

Examples of canary yellow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Niecy looked stunning, per usual, in a canary yellow dress. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 31 Aug. 2023 After a few months of dating, D’Agostino proposed with an 8-carat canary yellow diamond ring. Emily Weaver, Peoplemag, 18 July 2023 The Don’t Worry Darling director dazzled in canary yellow Gucci for the film’s debut during the Venice Film Festival. Carol McColgin, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Mar. 2023 At a right angle to the structure, in a plot of purple-blue and canary yellow wildflowers, there is a detached studio, an ultracontemporary concrete cube in which Råman handcrafts limited-edition earthenware of uncommon beauty. Nancy Hass Mikael Olsson, New York Times, 11 Aug. 2023 The Kardashians star posted a four-slide carousel of selfies in a canary yellow sleeveless crop top. Alexandra Schneider, Seventeen, 7 July 2023 Inside, the perfume Couleur Bonheur — an uplifting, fruit-forward chypre orchestrated by Guerlain’s nose, Thierry Wasser — plays off the palette’s cobalt, canary yellow and celadon green brushstrokes. Eunica Escalante Zoe Ruffner Juan A. Ramírez Abid Haque Angela Koh Devorah Lev-Tov, New York Times, 18 Jan. 2023 The 49-year-old supermodel rocked an amazing canary yellow dress that featured criss-cross front straps and a super-high slit. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 30 May 2023 Wakanda Forever Oscar nominee makes everything from canary yellow to fuchsia regal. Carol McColgin, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of canary yellow was in 1801

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“Canary yellow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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