royal purple

noun

: a dark reddish purple

Examples of royal purple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lower-deck guest cabins are color themed for the owner’s daughters, including pistachio green, royal purple, and ruby red. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 15 Dec. 2023 These cute, comfy slippers come in more than a dozen colors — everything from classic black and brown to brighter, bolder colors like parakeet green and mussel shell (a royal purple). Barbara Bellesi Zito, Peoplemag, 14 Mar. 2023 Dysons typically come in royal purple and safety-vest orange: gaudy with a touch of camp, glistening like a Telfar bag. Wilson Wong, New York Times, 28 Nov. 2023 Lincoln logs of cake, made with yuca and coconut, arrive on a plate that’s dusted with powdered sugar and filled out with a royal purple scoop of ube ice cream sprinkled with coconut. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 Decked out in a Christopher John Rogers royal purple ensemble, Harris blazed in her power for all to see. Henry Chandonnet, Peoplemag, 30 June 2023 Nearly identical to the wedding-crashing ensemble, this halter dress in royal purple is uncanny. Jacqueline Saguin, Good Housekeeping, 29 June 2023 The set comes in nearly a dozen colors (including a beautiful royal purple) and a variety of sizes from twin to California king. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 June 2023 The sheets are available in 12 colors, including neutrals and vibrant shades like teal and royal purple. Molly Blanco, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of royal purple was in 1605

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“Royal purple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/royal%20purple. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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