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[bloo-ish] /ˈblu ɪʃ/
somewhat blue.
Also, blueish.
Origin of bluish
1350-1400; Middle English; see blue, -ish1
Related forms
bluishness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bluish
  • Flowers are pinkish lavender, bluish lavender, or white.
  • The bluish feature in the center of the picture is a large gas and dust pocket caught at the point of the crash.
  • It radiates hot blue light in the visible spectrum and gives the cloud a bluish tinge.
  • The galaxy on the right has a long, bluish arm while its companion has a shorter, redder arm.
  • Before us the vast acreage of junk cars stretched on beneath a sky that was the hazy bluish-gray of a blank video screen.
  • They were glistening and opaque, with a bluish tint.
  • The creatures absorb sunlight during the day and then emit a bluish glow at night.
  • The alleyway next door emits the bluish glow of television sets powered by portable generators.
  • But this reporter decided to get a bluish-green dotted line inked around his neck.
  • My rats are blue rats, so they are a bluish grey color.
British Dictionary definitions for bluish


somewhat blue
Derived Forms
bluishness, blueishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for bluish

late 14c., blewysh; see blue + -ish.

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