kelly green


kel·​ly green ˈke-lē- How to pronounce kelly green (audio)
often capitalized K
: a strong yellowish green

Examples of kelly green in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of Qian’s defining pieces was a striking babydoll dress in a kelly green hue paired with a knit sweater featuring splendid floral appliques throughout. Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 9 May 2024 In the kitchen, a kelly green island and cabinetry are complemented by copper pendants and hardware; and blue sofas in the living room are a brighter version of an accent wall in the primary bedroom. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 1 Feb. 2024 Former Hamilton County Auditor Brigid Kelly, who served her community with kindness, integrity and a signature pop of kelly green, died of esophageal cancer Tuesday, her family confirmed. Sharon Coolidge, The Enquirer, 27 Mar. 2024 Sun beams burst through cloud wisps, gilding everything in bright, sparkling light: cobalt water, white crags, kelly green moss. Sophie Yun Mancini, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for kelly green 

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Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kelly green was circa 1927

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“Kelly green.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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