royal purple


Definition of royal purple

: a dark reddish purple

Examples of royal purple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Richard in bright red, the first Henry in clover green, the second Henry in yellow and the last Henry in a crisp, royal purple. New York Times, "Lost in 2020: Epic Shakespeare, and the Theater That Planned It," 29 Dec. 2020 The truffle is painted royal purple on the outside. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Luxury dessert shop will open in Dallas with a 21-course dessert tasting," 30 Oct. 2020 Violet jacaranda trees and bougainvillea flowers of radiant pink and royal purple are in full bloom. Nevin Martell, Washington Post, "In central Mexico, a retreat that’s perfect for families," 14 June 2019 And the royal purple coat came from Ledger’s Joker. Julia Jacobs, New York Times, "Jokers at Every Turn at Comic Con, but They Were on Their Best Behavior," 7 Oct. 2019 Select three colors that draw an equilateral triangle on the wheel; royal purple, orange, and green keep especially good company. Mike Irvine, Sunset, "4 Ways to Design Colorful Floral Arrangements," 22 Jan. 2018 The kitchen is painted royal purple and the walls are covered with knickknacks and decor that reflects different cultures Ehrlich is interested in, including Indian, African and traditional American themes. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Lush shade garden is a hidden gem in this Old Louisville mansion," 24 May 2018 The box contains 36 sachets of traditional and bespoke teas and tisanes in a royal purple interior. Kate Samuelson, Time, "20 of the Tastiest, Fanciest and Most Bizarre Royal Wedding Souvenirs," 14 May 2018 But there's also a super rich royal purple and a cobalt blue that are just gorgeous. Tynan Sinks, Allure, "In Defense of "Festival Beauty," Even for People Who Hate Music Festivals," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of royal purple

1605, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of royal purple was in 1605

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6 Jan 2021

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“Royal purple.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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