cobalt blue

noun

Definition of cobalt blue 

1 : a greenish-blue pigment consisting essentially of cobalt oxide and alumina

2 : a strong greenish blue

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There are 77 shiny near-new Porsches, one of which was reserved for me: a beautiful cobalt blue 911 GTS. Russ Mitchell, latimes.com, "Porsche's L.A. Experience Center is a theme park for grown-ups who love to drive," 14 Apr. 2018 Their darkness contrasted dramatically with the giant leaded glass windows; one dominated by a cobalt blue heart, the other by an emerald green tree of life. Sam Lubell, New York Times, "A Glasgow Architect’s Masterpiece Is Damaged, but Not His Magic," 2 July 2018 This Coco mirrored bar tray comes with cobalt blue handles. Kavita Daswani, latimes.com, "Bring a little royal wedding sparkle home," 17 May 2018 For most, Grecian day dreams center on palettes of rich cobalt blues, bright whites, and sandy taupes. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Rules the Beach in the Riskiest Neon Makeup Shade Yet," 2 July 2018 The keys are her eyes, cobalt blue and sometimes soft but more often bleak and determined. Ty Burr, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Nancy’ presents a mother and child reunion that is — or maybe isn’t," 13 June 2018 Pieces available in the collection include high-waisted black culottes for $895 and a cobalt blue and black animal print long-sleeve tee at $325. Kavita Daswani, latimes.com, "Designers behind Proenza Schouler find fresh inspiration on a road trip from L.A. to West Texas," 19 Apr. 2018 Imagine warm waters of deep cobalt blue and bright teal green, vibrant coral reefs, pristine white sands and swaying coconut palms. Tom Ricketts, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Fiji," 5 Oct. 2016 In the city's case, it's gone from royal to cobalt blue. Jason Williams, Cincinnati.com, "PX column: What's up with the barrage of tax hikes in Cincinnati and Hamilton County?," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of cobalt blue

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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cobalt blue

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cobalt blue

: a deep blue color

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