Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being blue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being blue; a blue color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being blue in any sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime

Etymologies

From blue +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To perceive a blue carpet is to have a representational state the content of which is the carpet and the property blueness, that is,.

    Nonconceptual Mental Content

  • Behind the blueness was the same evil pink-purple sense that he had felt with the Matrial's torques and with the purple crystal that had linked them.

    Darkness

  • Adding to the blueness were the multi-hued licks of Union Station, especially Ron Block's banjo and Douglas' dobro, an eloquent enhancer of emotions.

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  • But was it the "blueness" of it, or was it the fact that the sentiment was touching on a past journey of their own?

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  • I suspect most people wouldn't be able to articulate what "blueness" means to your satisfaction either, but they know what they mean.

    Bunny and a Book

  • You're mistaken: There is no problem in providing operational definitions for "blueness".

    Bunny and a Book

  • Given the "blueness" of Connecticut, the alleged strength of the Lamont groundswell, the fact that a lot of "less informed" general-election voters just vote the straight party ticket, and the fact that you can count the number of Senators elected in my lifetime without running on either the Democratic or the Republican tickets on the fingers of one mutilated hand, it's at least interesting that Lamont lost, isn't it?

    Another lefty into the vortex.

  • On my way there, I saw a bluebird, and it flashed so blue, it was bluer than the sky, and so magical, like an omen of ... "blueness," supplies Sylvia! well, something good.

    still of the night

  • In precisely what sense do universals (such as blueness, goodness, cowness, squareness, and threeness) exist?

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  • Nurse Najma Hassen, who attended to Solomons at the hospital, said Solomons showed no signs such as blueness of the face or breathlessness at the time of her transfer to Groote Schuur Hospital.

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