jewel tone


Definition of jewel tone

: any of various colors (such as amethyst, emerald, and ruby) that resemble those of gemstones

Examples of jewel tone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every year like clockwork, Valentine's Day rolls around and holiday jewel tones are swiftly replaced by every shade of red and pink imaginable. Storefronts — both of the brick-and-mortar and online varieties — catch the lovebug, and boom! Karina Hoshikawa,, "Love Yourself This Valentine’s Day With These Sex Toy Sales," 31 Jan. 2020 He was particularly fascinated by the phenomenon of iridescence: many species exhibit bright, metallic jewel tones that shift hues depending on viewing angle. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Jewel beetle’s bright colored shell serves as camouflage from predators," 23 Jan. 2020 For settings with warmer tones, like the brown of the desert or beach, try jewel tones, deep blues and whites. New York Times, "How to Make Your Travel Clothes Pop on Instagram," 29 Oct. 2019 Her personal flare is celebrated throughout the collection with designs in animal prints, shades of neon, jewel tones, and sequins. Emily Higginbotham, Marie Claire, "How the Female Founders in Meghan Markle's Closet Launched Their Companies," 13 Dec. 2019 These seven jewel tone metallic eye powders are the perfect addition to any makeup lover's kit. Jessica Kasparian, USA TODAY, "The best Cyber Monday deals at Sephora on Fenty, Sunday Riley, Clarisonic, and more," 2 Dec. 2019 Luckily, there are so many options, from a small satin tote in glam jewel tones to a luxe emerald lunch bag to a silky rose-motif top-handle. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Need the Perfect Bag for a Holiday Party? Here Are 20 Elegant Options," 12 Dec. 2019 Susan Jeffers’ illustrations, done in deep jewel tones, capture the sweet spirit of the dog and his new family. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, "Readers and Writers: Indigenous and women of color share pain of miscarriage and infant loss," 12 Oct. 2019 And making the case for vivid jewel tones were Charli XCX, Paloma Elsesser, and Laverne Cox, their lids generously layered in magenta, amethyst, and azure, respectively. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The 7 Biggest Camp Beauty Trends at the Met Gala, From Neon Gazes to Ceiling-Bound Hair," 7 May 2019

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First Known Use of jewel tone

1939, in the meaning defined above

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9 Feb 2020

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“Jewel tone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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