powder blue


: a pale blue

Examples of powder blue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a knit Tory Burch polo and khaki slacks, the Scandal star hung out with Vice President Kamala Harris (who should wear that powder blue suit more often, IMHO), and obviously, fans of the Shondaland show ate it up. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 29 Aug. 2023 There are also pink gloves for Mother’s Day and powder blue ones for Father’s Day, as well as special sets for Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Jackie Robinson Day and Roberto Clemente Day. Zach Buchanan, New York Times, 25 Aug. 2023 Kate Middleton visiting the Mauritshuis in The Netherlands in October 2016 During her first solo trip overseas as a royal, Kate wore a powder blue suit by Catherine Walker for a visit to the Mauritshuis museum in The Netherlands. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 5 May 2023 The three of them all stood in front of a powder blue orb made by Ellen’s father and painted by the couple themselves. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 2 Aug. 2023 Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Lady Louise In Suzannah London floral dress and a powder blue disk fascinator. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 7 May 2023 The entry’s beautiful bathroom is awash in powder blue, and another one of the baths sports bold burgundy red fixtures. Kristine Hansen, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 Aug. 2023 The short selfie clip showed Jenner standing in front of a tall mirror, while modeling a teeny-tiny sleeveless crop top — that showed a cheeky flash of underboob — and a pair of matching mid-rise briefs in powder blue. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 1 July 2023 Over her bikini top, Bieber layered with Guest in Residence’s slightly sheer ribbed tank top in a powder blue. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of powder blue was in 1896

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“Powder blue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/powder%20blue. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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powder blue

: a pale blue
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