royal purple


Definition of royal purple

: a dark reddish purple

Examples of royal purple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 After some expository work, an older — and more womanly — Gloria emerges, and the pastel colors give way to a more sensual palette of royal purple, magenta, and metallics to suggest maturity. Brandon T. Harden,, "'On Your Feet!': A sizzling celebration of Latin-American music and dance," 12 Apr. 2018 The most skilled designers will subject some sections of the material to multiple immersions, combining red and yellow dye to produce sunset orange, or red and blue dye to yield rich royal purple. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "How the Technicolor Ikat Designs of Central Asia Thread Into Textile History," 26 Mar. 2018 Some had a twinkly 3-D silver lip that matched John Galliano’s holographic blazers, while others had a multicolored design that effortlessly blended shades of royal purple, silver, and Studio 54 gold into a swirly nebula. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "Glitter Is the New Lipstick," 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of royal purple

1605, in the meaning defined above

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12 Nov 2019

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“Royal purple.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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