cerulean was our Word of the Day on 11/01/2011. Hear the podcast!
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Recent Examples of cerulean from the Web
Take Selfies with Penguins Search out wildlife on Deception and Pleneau islands and scope cerulean icebergs in the Weddell Sea from Ponant's Le Soléal.
Now California is cerulean blue politically, and there lies a cautionary tale for Republicans.
Dressed sharply in a dark suit and cerulean necktie, longtime political consultant Paul Manafort was led into a second-floor courtroom in a federal district court building two blocks from the Capitol on Monday afternoon.
Europe’s Best-Kept Seaside Secret Little-known fact: Miles of uncrowded golden sand edged by cerulean-blue ocean can still be found a short drive from a major European airport.
At Vuitton, Ghesquière infused some sportiness into this silhouette with a higher tongue and pops of cerulean blue.
The differences at this point are chiefly visual, Sky's involving what looks to be a massive, corkscrewing cloudscape set against a cerulean sky.
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.
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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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