cobalt blue

noun

1
: a greenish-blue pigment consisting essentially of cobalt oxide and alumina
2
: a strong greenish blue

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Swap in cobalt blue for white to create an energetic entry, or mossy green for a more serene earthy vibe. Megan Boettcher, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Sep. 2022 The skirt featured a cobalt blue gradient toward the hem, adding an electric visual to the outfit. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 Aug. 2022 Just hours after its quiet opening (a larger event will kick off its official welcome later this week), devotees were already coming through the cobalt blue front door of the two-story, 5,000 square foot spa and retail space. Molly Creeden, Vogue, 4 Aug. 2022 In the backyard of a luxury commune, slouched on the stones between a wood-barrel sauna and a cobalt blue Ping-Pong table, Logan Ury flicked fragments of acorns off her dress while the woman across from her recited her attachment style. New York Times, 11 June 2022 Bright cobalt blue flowers in summer, over tiny, round, glossy, evergreen leaves. Dennis Peck, oregonlive, 14 Aug. 2022 Hailey looked cool in the same baggy Motel parachute pants, but in cobalt blue, to match her Sculpt Swim triangle bikini. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 July 2022 Pawlak adds that the chairs on each side of the cobalt blue ceramic drum are rockers on swivel bases, and all the cushions are extra plush and thick — providing super-comfy seating. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 14 July 2022 Except the words appeared a large rectangular road sign—standard-issue cobalt blue, with a white border and white lettering, the kind that might point toward a rest area or share tourist information. Danny Freedman, Outside Online, 8 July 2022 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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Cite this Entry

“Cobalt blue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cobalt%20blue. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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