Definition of hue
- all the hues of the rainbow
- the hues and shades of twilight
- —Colin Clark
We decorated the room in hues of blue and green.
suggested she wear brighter hues to complement her skin tone
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: a color or a shade of a color
: kind or type
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