royal blue


Definition of royal blue

: a vivid purplish blue

Examples of royal blue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Mission Control for spacecraft builder Lockheed Martin, controllers on the TAG team – for touch-and-go – wore royal blue polo shirts and black masks with the mission patch. Marcia Dunn, The Christian Science Monitor, "NASA spacecraft expertly lands on asteroid after 2-year orbit," 21 Oct. 2020 The tables are draped in royal blue, accented with silver runners. Danielle Ofri, The New Yorker, "A Bellevue Doctor’s Pandemic Diary," 1 Oct. 2020 Then there’s Anderson in front of 10 Downing Street, executing a polished politician’s wave in a royal blue suit. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Princess Diana, Princess Margaret, and Margaret Thatcher: Your First Look at The Crown Season 4 Is Here," 29 Sep. 2020 The former was used to make a blue-purple dye known as royal blue while the latter was used to make Tyrian purple. Mark Woolmer, National Geographic, "Purple Reign: A passion for purple built the Phoenicians' vast trading empire," 24 Sep. 2020 Two royal blue light beams shot up into the sky front of the State Capitol Friday night and will remain there until sunrise Monday morning to honor the nearly 3,000 lives lost on September 11, 2001. Chloe Jones, The Arizona Republic, "9/11 tribute sends blue beams into Phoenix sky," 12 Sep. 2020 Never one to shy away from a little drama, Flynn uses bold colors and prints throughout the house — from the coral front door to the royal blue master bedroom. Hannah Chubb,, "PHOTOS: See Inside the 2020 HGTV Urban Oasis Home in Portland, Maine," 8 Sep. 2020 Each palette sicks to the traditional colors of each House (emerald, crimson, yellow, and royal blue), but in wearable iterations fans can blend seamlessly into their beauty routine. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Where to Shop the Ulta Beauty x "Harry Potter" Makeup Collection," 21 July 2020 The royal blue rooftops and turrets also look much bolder now courtesy of more gold ornamentation decorating the spires, ramparts and entrance archway of the castle's facade. Gabrielle Chung,, "Walt Disney World Unveils Cinderella Castle's Makeover Ahead of Park Reopening Date," 8 July 2020

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First Known Use of royal blue

1789, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of royal blue was in 1789

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27 Oct 2020

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“Royal blue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of royal blue

: a bright purplish blue

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