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 Each of its 13 cottages and two junior suites (a total of 24 rooms) has a neo-colonial vibe—breezy with lots of white and dark wood and pops of canary yellow and kelly green—and its own terrace and private plunge pool. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Hottest New Hotel Openings of Fall 2019," 1 Oct. 2019 Wold, suited up in kelly green A’s threads, sat with closer Liam Hendriks to get his bat all taped up. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "Wish Kid August Wold spends the day as an Oakland Athletic," 27 July 2019 All-white leather with kelly green accents, the Stan Smith sneaker offered a reprieve from the can’t-miss-it clothing of the mid-aughts. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "We’ve Gotta Have It: The 17 Items that Defined Fashion in the 2010s," 18 July 2019 One model wearing a head-to-toe kelly green gown sported glittery brows of the same hue, while another model who donned a teal blue mini dress also had matching sparkly brows, in the exact same color. Kristen Bateman, Allure, "Why Glitter Eyebrows Are Trending for Fall," 5 July 2019 Sarah Ferguson, aka Fergie, the Duchess of York also donned kelly green for the ceremony. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "All the Details You Missed About Princess Eugenie's Bridal Look," 12 Oct. 2018 The artist uses bright colors (hot pink, kelly green), confectionary sights and smells (cakes, frosting, oversize Candy Land props), and signifiers of American prosperity (palm trees, a ceramic Louis Vuitton purse) to lure in her audience. Kerry Cardoza, Chicago Reader, "The American dream, in frosting: the art of Yvette Mayorga," 25 Apr. 2018 The same yellow hue covers exposed ductwork running across the ceiling, dead ending into a side wall, the top half of which is painted kelly green, the bottom half white. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Haitian food at Caribbean Cafe will transport your taste buds to the small island," 4 Apr. 2018 Wold, suited up in kelly green A’s threads, sat with closer Liam Hendriks to get his bat all taped up. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "Wish Kid August Wold spends the day as an Oakland Athletic," 27 July 2019

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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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The first known use of kelly green was circa 1927

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“Kelly green.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kelly%20green. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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