turquoise blue


Definition of turquoise blue

: a light greenish blue that is paler and slightly bluer than average turquoise

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The striking image of the turquoise blue dune on the Red Planet was captured on Jan. 24 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's camera, managed by the University of Arizona, Tucson. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Stunning NASA photo shows blue sand dune on Mars, the Red Planet," 25 June 2018 Kendall Jenner sky-diving with Scott Disick in a turquoise blue jumpsuit; supermodel Natalia Vodianova at the Instagram offices in New York sporting everyone’s favorite prairie frock by Batsheva. Vogue, "The 17 Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Rihanna, Cardi B, SZA, and More," 14 Apr. 2018 La Brunilda Tapas Calle Galera, 5 011-34-954-220-481 labrunildatapas.com Stone walls, high ceilings and touches of turquoise blue create a leisurely Mediterranean atmosphere. Sylvie Bigar, chicagotribune.com, "In Seville, Spain, young chefs are creating the next generation of tapas," 15 June 2018 Maya Bay on Ko Phi Phi is a picturesque strip of white sand, backed by dramatic rock cliffs and surrounded by water that shines a turquoise blue. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Tourists Caused Too Much Damage to the Beach From Leonardo DiCaprio's The Beach," 31 May 2018 But farther down the fjord, a thick horizontal blade of sharp turquoise blue cut across the land, as though a giant painter had saturated a brush and slashed the ground with it. Longreads, "The Quest for the Collision Zone: An Arctic Expedition," 12 Mar. 2018 The standout is a long taffeta dress in turquoise blue covered in canary yellow spots. Rebecca Ramsey, The Cut, "A Sweet Polka-Dot Dress From Carolina Herrera," 25 Jan. 2018 Even the book itself is fun: square in shape and turquoise blue, like the bottom of a swimming pool. Amy Scattergood, latimes.com, "Burnt milk ice cream, grasshopper sorbet and other great recipes from Fany Gerson's latest cookbook," 18 Oct. 2017 The island is known for mixing European flair with white sand beaches and turquoise blue water. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "St. Martin's posh resorts at center of Irma's wrath," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of turquoise blue

1799, in the meaning defined above

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