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navy blue

noun
1.
a dark blue.
Origin of navy blue
1830-1840
1830-40
Related forms
navy-blue, adjective
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  • The azure of the ceiling was darkened to navy blue, and the golden stars, at that height, were as the heads of steel pins.

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
  • He wore a suit of navy blue, and a yachting-cap on his head.

    The Rival Campers Afloat Ruel Perley Smith
  • The dress is very pretty, Diana—navy blue and made so fashionably.

    Anne Of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • It was composed of strips of white calico, navy blue and Turkey red.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
  • A navy blue veil makes the skin look clear and fair, and a gray veil should never be worn by the pale or sallow woman.

    Social Life Maud C. Cooke
  • Surely she had seen that navy blue suit before, that brown hat and those boots!

    Daisy Ashford: Her Book Daisy Ashford
British Dictionary definitions for navy blue

navy blue

noun
1.
  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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