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noun cy·an \ˈsī-ˌan, -ən\

Definition of cyan

  1. :  a greenish-blue color —used in photography and color printing of one of the primary colors

Origin and Etymology of cyan

Greek kyanos


First Known Use: circa 1889

Other Color Terms


cyan-

combining form cy·an

Definition of cyan-

  1. 1 :  dark blue :  blue <cyanobacterium>

  2. 2 :  cyanogen <cyanide>

  3. 3 :  cyanide <cyanogenetic>

Variants of cyan-

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cyano-

Origin and Etymology of cyan-

German, from Greek kyan-, kyano-, from kyanos dark blue enamel


CYAN Defined for English Language Learners

cyan

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noun cy·an \ˈsī-ˌan, -ən\

Definition of cyan for English Language Learners

  • : a greenish-blue color


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