Blue - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bluː|  American pronunciation of the word blue
Brit.  |bluː|  British pronunciation of the word blue

noun

- blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime(syn: blueness)
- blue clothing
- any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue
- the sky as viewed during daylight
- used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge (syn: blueing, bluing)
- the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic (syn: amytal)
- any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae

verb

- turn blue

adjective

- of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky(syn: blueish, bluish)
- used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms)
- filled with melancholy and despondency(syn: depressed, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, gloomy, grim, low, low-spirited)
- characterized by profanity or cursing(syn: blasphemous, profane)
- suggestive of sexual impropriety(syn: gamey, gamy, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy)
- belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy(syn: aristocratic, aristocratical, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician)
- morally rigorous and strict(syn: puritanic, puritanical)
- causing dejection(syn: dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, drab, drear, dreary, gloomy, grim, sorry)

Examples

...shocked at the blue banter she heard on that satellite-radio talk show...

...a cold, dreary day always leaves me blue...

Her favorite color is blue.

a mixture of blues and greens

They sailed off into the blue.

Charley replied that neither had he any money at home. "That's blue," said the man.

All at once, a cloud has blanched the blue.

The stars came out in the blue overhead.

The articles of dress must be well starched, blued, and rough dried.

This top coat would blue it.

I've been feeling kind of blue.

the blue waters of the lake

She nearly always dresses in blue.

the rich greens and blues of the tapestry

So Papa Eccles had the money? - And blued it!

Word forms

noun
singular: blue
plural: blues
adjective
comparative: bluer
superlative: bluest
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