steel blue


Definition of steel blue

1 : a grayish blue
2 : any of the blue colors assumed by steel at various temperatures in tempering

Examples of steel blue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sea is steel blue, the terrain arid and lunar; the landscape has been stripped of possibility. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2022 For a moodier bedroom that isn't full-on dark, try a steel blue-gray like this one. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 23 June 2022 The garlands of pink wildflowers that wind over the steel blue barrel vault remind him of the mirasoles that grow along nearby country roads. New York Times, 11 Feb. 2022 In fact, colors like cornflower, steel blue, and indigo were included in all of the paint manufacturers' 2022 forecasts. Cyndy Aldred, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Dec. 2021 The only thing saving the current group of Texans - saving, seems a bit strong, admittedly - is that the defense isn't the worst to wear deep steel blue. Matt Young, Chron, 10 Dec. 2021 The Fitness Charge 5 looks great on the wrist and comes with attractive colors like steel blue and gold. Robin Raven, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 Ziwe takes note of the floor tiles, which come in mustard yellow, peach, and steel blue. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 28 Oct. 2021 The brand recently released new styles like the Ruby in a fun, colorful gradient croc and the Joy in a polished steel blue. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 6 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of steel blue

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of steel blue was in 1803

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20 Jul 2022

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“Steel blue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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