cobalt blue


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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Recent Examples on the Web Make this your own using any color combination of your choice, like an emerald green and cobalt blue shadow or a shimmery yellow and matte red shadow. Gabi Thorne, Allure, "Airbrushed Butterfly Wings Are the Newest Trend to Take Over Instagram," 24 Mar. 2020 There’s formal crystal or casual tumblers with a cobalt blue ring on the top (each less than $50 for a set of six). oregonlive, "Host a sweet Mother’s Day brunch at home or afar with fancy teas and treats," 30 Apr. 2020 Dahyun and Chaeyoung opted for blue shades, with Dahyun going full cobalt blue after being blonde from a while and Chaeyoung framing her face with '90s-inspired, faded-blue highlights. Audrey Noble, Allure, "Every Single Member of TWICE Revealed New Hair Colors on TikTok," 21 Apr. 2020 On crystal days, as this past week, giant Shasta is like a diamond against a cobalt blue winter sky. Tom Stienstra,, "Get a fresh New Year start at snowy mountain lookout," 3 Jan. 2020 The lake’s water clarity, which gives it the gleaming cobalt blue shine on windless days, often peaks in the fall. Tom Stienstra,, "Now is the perfect time to visit Lake Tahoe," 18 Sep. 2019 There was plenty of black, khaki and grey, before more pops of cobalt blue and red returned. Kristen Bateman, Teen Vogue, "Maison Margiela’s PFW 2020 Show Took On Sustainability," 27 Feb. 2020 The Vjosa is temperamental and fickle, changing from translucent cobalt blue to sludge brown to emerald green, from a steady flow to a raging torrent. Washington Post, "One of Europe’s last wild rivers is in danger of being tamed," 3 Dec. 2019 Available in a glam crushed pink velvet with brass, cobalt blue with silver or earth tones and black metal, the couch is available in 5- to 8-foot lengths. Kavita Daswani, Los Angeles Times, "Browsing: What are the bestselling sofas in L.A. right now?," 26 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of cobalt blue

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cobalt blue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cobalt blue

: a deep blue color

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