cornflower blue

noun

: a moderate purplish blue

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Honor your emotions, and hers too, with an exquisite Monica Rich Kosann locket adorned with a cornflower blue sapphire and a halo of diamonds. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 15 Nov. 2022 It is embellished with a pavé setting of light blue sapphires to set off the cornflower blue shade of the moonstones. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 27 Oct. 2022 The actress complemented the avant-garde look with a shimmering sequined cornflower blue Haider Ackermann gown. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2022 Yesterday, the supermodel was photographed out and about in New York City wearing a sophisticated yet casual ensemble that included an oversized button-up in a cornflower blue shade. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 Aug. 2022 Barrymore's Beautiful air fryer is available in a number of contemporary colorways — including sage green, cornflower blue and pure white — and is designed to be sleek and innovative. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, 31 July 2022 Makeup artist Sofia Tilbury added this cornflower blue hue (a mix of Eye Colour Magic Liner Duo in Super Blue and concealer) on the lid right below the crease and finished with a swipe of black eyeliner for the perfect contrast. Katie Intner, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 July 2022 Instead of the traditional white, Wallis (a divorcée), instead opted for cornflower blue to match her eyes. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 14 July 2022 During Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee festivities earlier this month, for instance, Beatrice appeared in a monochromatic look consisting of a cornflower blue dress and a matching fascinator. Melody Leibner, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cornflower blue was in 1907

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“Cornflower blue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cornflower%20blue. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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