cerulean was our Word of the Day on 11/01/2011. Hear the podcast!
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One side contains the treatment liquid — a cerulean blue that looks like the ocean on a sunny day — while the other has a dry, folded-up sheet mask rolled into a neat little ball.
This, at the base of a mountain rising into a cerulean sky.
One billowing cape in cerulean blue velvet sported a contrasting under garment with white sporty zip up collar.
In this brief five-minute look at the game there’s your ship headquarters, surrounded by cerulean ocean waves, an island town full of rocky shoals and beach huts, and a desert ruin beset by a sandstorm.
Her regal red, glistening gown, the gold cuff about her neck and the elaborate golden mask, highlighted with a red heart and cerulean blue accents, dramatically conveyed her power and position.
Nearby, don’t miss: The cerulean seas, puttering yachts, and international jet-set around the dazzling Costa Smeralda.
Blue bedrooms (light cerulean to cadet blue) added $1,856 to a home's worth; compare that to pink bedrooms, which saw a slight decrease in sales price ($208).
The warm weather sent stateside models water bound: Irina Shayk hit the pool, her post-baby body dipping easily under the cerulean waters, and Ari Westphal posed for a kiss in Rockaway Beach.
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Did You Know?
Cerulean comes from the Latin word caeruleus, which means "dark blue" and is most likely from "caelum," the Latin word for "sky." An artist rendering a sky of blue in oils or watercolors might choose a tube of cerulean blue pigment. Birdwatchers in the eastern U.S. might look skyward and see a cerulean warbler (Dendroica cerulea). "Cerulean" is not the only color name that's closely associated with the sky. "Azure" (which ultimately comes from a Persian word for lapis lazuli, a rich blue stone) describes the color of a cloudless sky and can even be a noun meaning "the unclouded sky."
Origin and Etymology of cerulean
First Known Use: 1662See Words from the same year
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