royal blue


Definition of royal blue 

: a vivid purplish blue

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The superstar looked stunning in a royal blue gown featuring ruffled short sleeves and a plunging neckline. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rihanna Was a Gorgeous Bridesmaid and She Completely Avoided the Bridal Bouquet," 20 Aug. 2018 No bland decor here; rooms are designed with the Mediterranean in mind, with vivid royal blues and handsome tufted headboards. Archana Ram, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from San Diego," 5 Mar. 2018 The Chukka was reissued more simply in black or royal blue suede, as the team was already in love with its unorthodox lines. Monica Kim, Vogue, "Calling All Skaters: Noah and Vans Resurrect Two Iconic Skate Shoes," 2 Oct. 2018 The carrying case matches the red primer, and the rest of the dryer is non-gilded royal blue. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Dyson’s new $500 golden hair dryer, explained," 29 Aug. 2018 According to his Instagram Story, the bomb includes hints of royal blue, mint green, and lavender, which melt in water to mimic the effect of body painter Alexa Meade's rainbow swirls. Kristin Corpuz, Teen Vogue, "Lush Teases New Ariana Grande Themed Bath Bomb on Instagram," 17 July 2018 But the jewel of the afternoon was Morgan, who arrived in a royal blue sweater, a blindingly white durag and a dookie chain. Jazmine Hughes, New York Times, "How ‘Desus & Mero’ Conquered Late Night," 18 June 2018 Often wearing a royal blue pullover sweater or polo shirt, Szmanda sold tile, bathtubs, lawn equipment, grills and all sorts of items that flowed through the retail giant's stores. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Menards pitchman Ray Szmanda dies," 7 May 2018 Brielle, sporting long, grayish-blonde waves, a blue top, royal blue sound-proofing headphones and goggles, pouted her lips in the shot. Jillian Ruffo,, "Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Daughter Brielle Biermann Look Almost Identical in Their Latest Selfie," 9 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of royal blue

1789, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of royal blue

: a bright purplish blue

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