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 This look included a utilitarian-inspired vest, a T-shirt, loose trousers, and a ski mask–the cream, baby blue and kelly green bandana print bring it all together. Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 22 Aug. 2023 Philadelphia will wear throwback kelly green outfits for two games and Indianapolis will wear black helmets for their midseason matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 8 Aug. 2023 And a golden landscape photograph is set on an ethereal blue wall in the living room just above a kelly green settee. Robert Rufino, ELLE Decor, 27 Mar. 2023 The kelly green heel and tongue accent will add just enough lucky pigment to any casual ensemble. Rebecca Norris, Woman's Day, 26 Jan. 2023 The brights include tones like lemon yellow, bubblegum pink, and kelly green, in line with the modern L.A. Sarah Midkiff,, 1 Feb. 2021 The crinkly plisse satin look, that gorgeous kelly green shade, the flowy fit, the scalloped edges—everything about these pants has summer written all over them. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 29 Mar. 2023 Richfresh has a limited selection of ready-to-wear track jackets and track pants available to buy online, available in navy, kelly green, light gray, sun yellow, and black. Louisa Ballhaus, Robb Report, 9 Mar. 2023 This kelly green cardigan will add a pretty pop of color to your outfit. Rebecca Norris, Woman's Day, 26 Jan. 2023 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Kelly green.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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