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navy blue

a dark blue.
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navy-blue, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for navy blue
  • When the fabric is dyed navy blue, the wax-impregnated areas remain white.
  • The navy blue racer is decorated with spiffy electric-discharge patterns in special reflective paint.
  • Rather pretty, actually--navy blue with lace sections.
  • Under the antique dome over the mattress department, designers have created a navy blue sky, lighted by stars.
  • He had insisted on wearing a navy blue blazer, though it was so oversize it created a three-inch tent on each shoulder.
  • For day, it accompanies skinny skirts or pants in navy blue wool jersey.
  • The mouse-overs turn the graphics from navy blue to bright green.
  • He was wearing a navy blue peacoat and faded blue jeans and carrying a blue-and-white duffel bag.
British Dictionary definitions for navy blue

navy blue

  1. a dark blue colour
  2. (as adjective): a navy-blue suit
Sometimes shortened to navy
Word Origin
C19: from the colour of the British naval uniform
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