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
Beyond the sanctuary-like rooms, there’s lots to draw guests outward, like the pristine cerulean swimming—and snorkeling and diving—beach and three different sprawling azure pools.
The sky turns cerulean and is generally cloudless, and the air remains pleasantly balmy.
Hefner wore a cerulean blue gown with cutouts and glitter accents, styling her hair in a loose, braided chignon.
DJ Khaled, meanwhile, wore a bright cerulean suit and actually jumped on the red carpet, producing the kind of photos that normally require the coaxing and trickery of a bar mitzvah photographer.
At the center of it all is that cerulean window of water.
Check out the best location in the region for seeing yellow-throated and cerulean warblers at the Brecksville Reservation.
Save us a spot in the observation lounge—or maybe at that on-board whiskey bar, on the starboard side of deck eight, where the views of craggy shores and cerulean glaciers are sure to be amazing.
The cerulean illumination on a large screen behind the orchestra crept into the spaces around the skylights above the stage and above the main seating area.
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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."
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