royal blue


Definition of royal blue 

: a vivid purplish blue

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In a Softsoap television commercial from 1982, bars of soap from Camay, Ivory, Dial and Dove are stacked upon a royal blue sink counter and shown eroding alongside a pristine bottle of Softsoap. Tyler Watamanuk, New York Times, "When Did Soap, Once Simple, Get So Complicated?," 11 July 2018 The shoe’s royal blue-colored body is marked with yellow anchors, and its white sole is bedecked in blue lobsters. Janelle Nanos,, "For this startup, selling is all about the image," 13 Apr. 2018 There’s modern art on the walls and the color scheme is soothing shades of gray and beige complemented by black and royal blue accents. Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, kansascity, "Two of Kansas City's most expensive hotel suites: A look inside | The Kansas City Star," 19 Feb. 2018 The team's colors are light blue, royal blue and white. Ben Birnell,, "Syracuse's MASL team moves east, will become Utica City Football Club," 14 June 2018 Bubblegum pink, violet, chartreuse, and royal blue make up half of the shades available. Devon Abelman, Allure, "9 of the Best Colored Mascaras for Trying the Bold Lash Trend," 3 May 2018 Abe was wearing the same royal blue suit — but the stripes on his tie had magically become thinner and were angled in the other direction. David Nakamura, Washington Post, "Trump, Japan’s Abe work on strengthening ties — but also change them after awkward coincidence," 18 Apr. 2018 The contract signed between Atesiano and Thomas Harrison was penned in handwriting with a royal blue magic marker on a single sheet of white paper. Charles Rabin And Jay Weaver, miamiherald, "Ex-police chief, 2 officers framed teen for burglaries in tiny Miami town, feds say," 11 June 2018 The famed Japanese artist posted an Instagram this morning of himself in a shin-grazing skirt with absurdist tentacles of royal blue, purple, and pink. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Only Takashi Murakami Could Pull Off This Tentacle Skirt," 1 June 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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