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royal blue

a deep blue, often with a faint reddish tinge.
Origin of royal blue
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It's kind of a dark royal blue and isn't too bad for the undergrads.
  • When a technician switches off the lights, radiation from the cylinders puts on a light show of royal blue.
  • The water is a fresh royal blue tipped by whitecaps, with a steady swell that rolls the ship and makes walking a challenge.
  • Hence the abundance of deep royal blue: lovely as a knee-length silk dress with a loopy swirl of fabric on one shoulder.
  • The ship received a new radar system, fresh coats of white and royal blue paint and an overhaul of the stabilizers.
  • The light bulbs mesmerize as they turn brilliant purple, hot pink and royal blue.
  • The elephant is light blue with royal blue fabric on the tail, feet and ears.
  • The bicycles were sold in royal blue with a white leather seat and white gel grips on the handlebars.
  • The monitors have pale gray and royal blue plastic casing.
  • The vibrant, royal blue coloring and charming song of this little bird offers a wonderful wildlife viewing opportunity.
British Dictionary definitions for royal blue

royal blue

  1. a deep blue colour
  2. (as adjective): a royal-blue carpet
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