royal blue


: a vivid purplish blue

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The color scheme is bright royal blue, McDonald’s yellow and red. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 13 Mar. 2023 Lake is wearing royal blue, not purple. Ruby Cramer, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Oct. 2022 My accent color in the yard is royal blue. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Journal Sentinel, 16 June 2022 Most recently, Kate was spotted on Easter Sunday wearing a royal blue outfit with the carryall in an electric cobalt hue. Sophie Dweck,, 11 Apr. 2023 The Princess of Wales, 41, popped in a royal blue Catherine Walker & Co coat dress for the walk to church at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on Sunday with her family. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2023 The two-level restaurant landed in a distinctive, Art Deco building, and the refreshed, royal blue interior matches the aesthetic. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Apr. 2023 The Rangers opted to keep their home whites, road grays, royal blue tops and their powder blue Sunday uniforms. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 27 Mar. 2023 For Indie Spirits, the dress was a royal blue Gucci with pleated discs intertwined around Yeoh’s torso like a sash. Tara Gonzalez, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of royal blue was in 1789

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Cite this Entry

“Royal blue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

Kids Definition

royal blue

: a purplish blue
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