slate blue


Definition of slate blue

: a grayish-blue color

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Little blue herons are unique in that the juveniles are white while the adult birds are slate blue with a brown head and neck. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, "You’ll have no regrets in search for egrets – and herons, too," 11 July 2018 Emerald green, blush pink, and powdery slate blue are the most livable of the hues popping up these days. Joanna Linberg, Sunset, "10 Fresh & Modern Kitchen Cabinet Ideas," 22 Jan. 2018 In the dining room, walls coated in slate blue, gray blue, or navy blue with white shiplap (yes please!) were worth $1,926 more, and red dining rooms took a $2,031 hit (yikes!). Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "This Is the Paint Color You Should Use If You Want Your Home to Sell," 1 June 2017 The Sprinting Tights come in muted-but-still-sweat-disguising colors like navy and slate blue, and their minimalist design confines the obligatory company logo to a black-on-black outline on the impossibly thin waistband. Jay Willis, GQ, "The Best Running Tights Feel Cozy and Look Like They Came from Captain America's Closet," 1 Feb. 2018 His smile was angelic and mischievous, his eyes, a striking slate blue. S. Kirk Walsh, Longreads, "From One Friendship, Lessons on Life, Death, AIDS and Childlessness," 22 Jan. 2018 In Palanan, which the town’s mayor said was visited by nearly 300 Filipino tourists and a dozen foreign tourists last year, emerald jungles are laced with clear streams that empty into the dense slate blue of the Pacific. Aurora Almendral, New York Times, "For Isolated Philippine Town, a Planned Road Is a Lifeline and a Worry," 24 Sep. 2017 The slate blue color is a nod to the sky above Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, often described as an open-air amphitheater. David Lyman,, "Take a look inside Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's new building," 1 Sep. 2017

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1796, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of slate blue

: a grayish-blue color

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