from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A very light to very pale greenish or purplish blue.

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  • noun A pale blue colour.
  • adjective Of a pale blue colour.


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  • Baby blue is a lighter shade of cyan and a shade of blue. It is known as a pastel color.

    The first recorded use of baby blue as a color name in English was in 1892.

    In Western culture, the color baby blue is often associated with baby boys (and pastel pink for baby girls), particularly in clothing and linen and shoes. This is a recent tradition, however, and until the 1940s the convention was exactly the opposite: pink was considered the appropriate for boys as the more masculine and "decided" while blue was the more delicate and dainty color and therefore appropriate for girls.


    February 11, 2008