robin's-egg blue

noun

Definition of robin's-egg blue

1 : a variable color averaging a light greenish blue that is bluer and paler than average turquoise (see turquoise sense 2a) or average turquoise blue and bluer and deeper than average aqua blue — compare robin's egg
2 : a light bluish green that is greener and duller than average aqua green (see aqua green sense 1) and greener and paler than average turquoise green

called also bird's-egg green, eggshell blue

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More about robin's-egg blue

Share robin's-egg blue

Statistics for robin's-egg blue

Look-up Popularity

Comments on robin's-egg blue

What made you want to look up robin's-egg blue? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

very full or close together

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!