pur·​ply ˈpər-p(ə-)lē How to pronounce purply (audio)

Examples of purply in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pippa's outfit seemed to be a nod to Kate's look, with the two sisters matching in the same deep shade of purply maroon. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 Dec. 2022 They were initially designed for pro roadies, but Oakley’s new warm brown poly Prizm trail lens ($100), with purply mirroring, screams for singletrack. Mike Steere, Outside Online, 14 May 2015 The animals are gorgeous, with polka-dot feather patterns and a purply-green sheen. New York Times, 11 Apr. 2022 When ripe, these will have dark green skins with a purply blush. Antara Sinha, Bon Appétit, 8 Apr. 2022 Her lips are tinted with a purply-pink shade with a gloss to finish. Addison Aloian, Allure, 11 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1725, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of purply was in 1725

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Cite this Entry

“Purply.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purply. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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