cobalt blue


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

Examples of cobalt blue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scorsese entered, dashing in a dark suit and cobalt blue tie, immediately starting a stir across the room. Manuela Santacatterina, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Feb. 2024 The cardigan costs less than $25, is constructed from a breathable, soft, and comfortable blend of cotton, modal, and polyester, and comes in dozens of colors, including classics like black and heather gray as well as fun pops of color like mustard and cobalt blue. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 25 Jan. 2024 The rapper’s look consisted of a wine red button-down set with a gradient of faces printed and a fuzzy cream coat with cobalt blue embroidery of even more faces stitched on. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 22 Jan. 2024 Goldstein expects a want of bold primary colors like cobalt blue, mustard yellow, and scarlet red, while Choi predicts vibrant wildflower hues like fuchsias and oranges. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 4 Jan. 2024 Then, sunlight reflecting off an unseen mirror somewhere or slipping in through a crack on the wall and gently kissing the hem of a dress or the sleeve of another; followed by an explosion of pure cobalt blue: an oversized jacket, blouse, trousers. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, 11 Dec. 2023 This beautiful balance bike comes in three colors: cobalt blue, teal, and pink. Alesandra Dubin, Parents, 25 Nov. 2023 The sky over the city was cobalt blue, and the air felt strikingly clean. Heidi Blake, The New Yorker, 16 Oct. 2023 The light fixture was designed by Olsen for Buzzell Studios and fits in with the navy blue, dark gray, and cobalt blue color story. Sienna Livermore, House Beautiful, 22 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cobalt blue was in 1835

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“Cobalt blue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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