kelly green

noun, often capitalized K
kel·​ly green | \ ˈke-lē- How to pronounce kelly green (audio) \

Definition of kelly green

: a strong yellowish green

Examples of kelly green in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Don’t be alarmed when these crystals ($30) turn your hot bath kelly green. Martin Mulkeen, Outside Online, 14 May 2015 In this Manhattan apartment, a pocket-sized kitchen becomes a jewel box thanks to a stark accent wall in emerald green, and counter-top canisters in a contrasting kelly green hue. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, 6 May 2022 The Dropout, wore a trendy ’fit to a screening of the series finale at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, April 11: a kelly green minidress with chunky platform sandals. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 13 Apr. 2022 The team wore kelly green jerseys for Cactus League games this spring, but those were nameless and not customized. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Apr. 2022 Bransford, the last back-to-back Ohio Ms. Basketball since Mason's Michelle Munoz, will be off to Notre Dame trading in the MND powder blue for some kelly green. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 28 Mar. 2022 For an au courant look, seek out modern touches, like a fitted bodice with sweet bow-tie straps, a drop or peplum waist, or perhaps a vibrant kelly green hue. Laura Lajiness, Vogue, 22 Dec. 2021 Bassitt took the mound in the kelly green alternate jersey, pant legs rolled up to reveal striped stirrups. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Sep. 2021 Plus, the interiors are interchangeable—one day, your Peekaboo can flash a kelly green and the next, a subtle dove gray. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 22 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of kelly green

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kelly green

from the common Irish name Kelly; from the association of Ireland with the color green

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26 May 2022

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“Kelly green.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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