Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Somewhat blue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a tint or hue similar to the colour blue.
  • adj. Somewhat depressed; sad.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Somewhat blue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Blue in a small degree; somewhat blue.

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

  • adj. of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky

Etymologies

From blue +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Josef was enveloped in bluish light and disappeared.

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  • Ang is clouded in bluish light amidst tails of mist before a Khmer style temple structure.

    Two Character Banners from M. Night Shyamalan’s THE LAST AIRBENDER – Collider.com

  • The van is described as a bluish-gray or silver 1994 Chevrolet Lumina Minivan with Illinois license plates:

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  • Oriental look: the face of it having the lustre, as well as the pale-green tint, a kind of bluish-green, of a certain type of

    The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells

  • He wasn't eating well and he spit up a little bit and then about Christmas Day and the day after Christmas, he spit up and turned yellow and kind of bluish around the mouth.

    CNN Transcript Feb 3, 2006

  • In warm light colours also warm body colours make themselves felt in a pleasant way, whereas the low proportion of short-wave radiation of these light sources more or less “kills” cold colours such as bluish green, blue and purple.

    2. Elements

  • It was larger than the largest of the palaces or ruins I knew, and the facade had an Oriental look: the face of it having the lustre, as well as the pale-green tint, a kind of bluish-green, of a certain type of Chinese porcelain.

    The Time Machine

  • These blinds were leaning, one against another, and they had already been painted a kind of bluish gray, and each one had whole rows of little slats that you could turn back and forth.

    The Doers

  • Many of them were gathered there now to watch us pass, men, women, and children, all except the little ones decently clothed in long garments of various colours, the women for the most part in white and the men in a kind of bluish linen.

    The Ivory Child

  • Barbican also remarked that several large craters, of the class that had no interior cones, reflected a kind of bluish tinge, somewhat like that given forth by a freshly polished steel plate.

    All Around the Moon

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