American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Azure; sky-blue.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sky-colored; clear lightblue; blue. Also spelled cærulean.
- n. Blue; cerulean color.
- n. A blue-stocking.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Sky-colored; blue; azure.
- n. a light shade of blue
- adj. of a deep somewhat purplish blue color similar to that of a clear October sky
- From Latin caeruleus ("blue"), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱēy(w)-, *ḱyē(w)- (“grey”). Cognate with Old English hār ("grey"). More at hoar. (Wiktionary)
- From Latin caeruleus, dark blue; akin to caelum, sky. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Although likely only a Duke grad would use the word "cerulean" in casual conversation, and although rumor has it that Nebiros was, in fact, a UNC fan, the correct answer is C.”
“In Paris nude statues are “draped in cerulean blue.””
“It was odd, but she had always liked the word cerulean so much.”
“This time he addresses, among much else, the spread of neocon ideology, the reconstruction of Iraq and environmental desecration (there's a subplot involving a campaign to save a songbird called the cerulean warbler).”
“At the river, the Lady and Malcolm encounter the kind of cerulean blue sky that would have given John Constable palpitations.”
“cerulean" at least once a week in a sentence and know what it means.”
“I see the house with its wraparound porch, fresh white paint, cerulean blue shutters.”
“He wore a flowing black robe featuring an intricate web of dazzling embroidery in various shades of blue and white, which complemented his bright cerulean skin and the stark, pallid tint of long hair that fell below his shoulders.”
“To take the prize for best purple prose, Mike Pedersen of North Berwick, Maine, relied on a thesaurus'-worth of synonyms:"As his small boat scudded before a brisk breeze under a sapphire sky dappled with cerulean clouds with indigo bases, through cobalt seas that deepened to navy nearer the boat and faded to azure at the horizon, Ian was at a loss as to why he felt blue.”
“I've been to Storm King before but never on such a perfect autumn day without a cloud, under a sunny cerulean sky with brushstrokes of red, yellow and crimson painted on the surrounding trees and in the distant Schunnemunk Mountains.”
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