powder blue

noun

Definition of powder blue

: a pale blue

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Bass player Marco Tello has changed into a powder blue suit and boots that curl at the toes. Los Angeles Times, "Cultural Divide: All 77 counties voted for Trump. These musicians are fighting to turn Oklahoma blue," 5 Sep. 2019 The retro uniforms come with a matching black and powder blue court. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "Cavaliers going back to the ‘90s with retro black and powder blue swoosh uniforms this season," 28 Aug. 2019 Its powder blue entry accesses the interior, which is anchored by an open-concept great room under skylights and clerestories. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "‘South Park’ producer Eric Stough swaps spots in Westchester," 10 July 2019 Queen Elizabeth also went for a spring-y palette to celebrate her big day, though her coat and hat skewed more than teal than Kate Middleton's powder blue. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "Kate Middleton Had a Sweet Moment With the Queen at Easter Service," 21 Apr. 2019 Through a powder blue front door are 5,600 square feet of white oak floors, paneled walls, crown molding and elegant living spaces. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Actor Kevin Nealon finally unloads Pacific Palisades home," 22 July 2019 In the reimagined world, powder blue, scythe-like petals of the plant Ventus ingenero rotate in the wind blowing across the plant's grassland plains habitat. Lila Thulin, Smithsonian, "This Artist Imagines How Nature Evolves Following an Environmental Apocalypse," 19 July 2019 Sara’s mom drove her there in her powder blue Datsun 210, and Sara, with her auburn hair in braids like Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie, bounded into the gym in her leotard. Abigail Pesta, Time, "An Early Survivor of Larry Nassar’s Abuse Speaks Out For the First Time," 18 July 2019 Concrete outfield walls had been erected where overgrown weeds once served as boundaries, dugouts were built and a fresh coat of powder blue paint was applied to the existing backstop. Maria Torres, kansascity, "A year after his death, Yordano Ventura’s unsettled affairs still linger," 21 Jan. 2018

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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powder blue

noun

English Language Learners Definition of powder blue

: a pale blue color

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