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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Coupled with tartan trousers and a cobalt blue hoodie, the change-up, upon first glance, skewed subversive. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Ansel Elgort Goes Peroxide Blonde—And It's Pretty Major," 18 Dec. 2018 Hiroshi Fujiwara picked up on the brand’s mountain man vibes—flannel shackets, hiking boots, Nordic knitwear—and spiked the lot with streetwear touches: graphic lettering, and a dark palette accented with ripe reds and cobalt blue. Matt Sebra, GQ, "Moncler's "Genius" New Way to Sell You More Puffer Jackets," 23 Feb. 2018 As 2018 is coming to a close, cobalt blue is breezing into palette after palette, and celebrities are trying out the brave shade more and more. Devon Abelman, Allure, "11 Stunning Blue Eye Shadows for Trying Fall's Cobalt Makeup Trend," 15 Oct. 2018 The new black, and existing cobalt blue and burgundy ‘premium’ colors will cost $100 more, but not just because of their color—they're also available only in higher-end configurations. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "The $999 Surface Laptop 2 is available, but good luck finding it," 4 Oct. 2018 While Prince William opted for a traditional tailcoat, Kate matched the wedding party perfectly in a cobalt blue Catherine Walker & Co. coat, matching Emmy London shoes and a sweet floral headband by Juliette Botterill. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Princess Charlotte Stole Kate Middleton's Purse at Friend Sophie Carter's Wedding," 24 Sep. 2018 The Vanity Case retails for $110 and comes in five colors — cobalt blue, oxblood, millennial pink, pinky-beige, and white — all chosen by Martin and the Cuyana founders so there would be an option for everyone, regardless of taste, age, or gender. Sophia Panych, Allure, "Makeup Artist Daniel Martin Launches a Genius Travel Makeup Bag With Cuyana," 1 Nov. 2018 Here's the wildly glamorous evidence: James created a cobalt blue smokey eye with a rust orange cut crease, while Lauren's rocking a teal and purple eye with a mauve/maroon cut crease. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "James Charles Slams Accusations That He Copied Another Makeup Artist's Look," 20 June 2017 The duchess of Sussex wore a gorgeous cobalt blue sheath dress designed by Wu with matching heels and Prince Harry on her arm to the 100 Days to Peace charity gala on Thursday night. Emily Wang, Glamour, "This Designer Debuted His New Collection on Meghan Markle Instead of at Fashion Week," 7 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of cobalt blue

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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English Language Learners Definition of cobalt blue

: a deep blue color

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