slate blue


: a grayish-blue color

Examples of slate blue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, Megan attended the Oscars wearing a slate blue strapless gown by Indian designer Gaurav Gupta. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Mar. 2023 There’s something so haunting, with the lights fading and the world cast in this slate blue tone. Selome Hailu, Variety, 8 May 2023 The slate blue accessory, designed by John Boyd, perfectly complemented Kate's Erdem coat and Rupert Sanderson heels. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 5 May 2023 Zillow’s 2022 report focused on the best color for your front door, and deemed that slate blue, pale pink, and black were all top contenders. Blake Bakkila, Sunset Magazine, 5 July 2023 Available in both men's and women's sizing with two fall-ready colorways to choose from (a dreamy slate blue and a chic-clay terracotta), the loungewear is actually sold in bundled sets — unlike most of the other sweatsuit brands that will hawk you their [sweaty] separates at $89 per piece! Elizabeth Buxton,, 3 Sep. 2020 As the morning unspooled, these gave way to a creamy wash of slate blue and pearl gray, revealing our camp to be afloat on an ocean of gently swelling rocky dunes that stretched to the distant purple Atlas Mountains, whose peaks were luminous beneath fresh snow. Caity Weaver, New York Times, 20 Mar. 2023 Sand, foxglove pink, slate blue and black. Isaiah Freeman-Schub, Robb Report, 20 Jan. 2023 The male kestrel is the most brightly colored with slate blue wings and crown, rusty brown and black back, rusty brown tail feathers tipped with black and white, buffy white chest with black spots, and distinctive vertical dark slashes below and behind the eyes. Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slate blue was in 1796

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“Slate blue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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