Definitions

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

  • adjective Very dark blue.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of a bluish-black color.
  • noun A name of ivory-black, from its bluish hue; a color resembling ivory-black.
  • noun A well-burnt and levigated charcoal prepared from vine-twigs. Also called vine-black.
  • noun In making black leathers, the foundation for the final color, a bluish black which when finished is a jet-black on the grain side.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A very dark blue.
  • noun Black with bluish highlights.

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

  • adjective of black tinged with blue

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Examples

  • The birds spun like a blue-black dust devil before resettling out of sight.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • She stood slowly, wiping her mouth with the back of her wrist, then stared out at the blue-black water and the odd beauty of the downtown skyline framed by light-pollution haze and dim stars.

    Surrender the Dark

  • The village witch doctor coated Mr. Holm's burns with a blue-black paste of boiled snake, tree bark and herbs.

    Looking Back On the Spy Life

  • She stood slowly, wiping her mouth with the back of her wrist, then stared out at the blue-black water and the odd beauty of the downtown skyline framed by light-pollution haze and dim stars.

    Surrender the Dark

  • The sun gleamed off her long, blue-black hair, as if reflecting off a pool of water.

    Choker

  • Though some of these works are significant Samuel Palmer's Arcadian landscape bathed in a pink-and-gold sunset; Arthur Melville's nightscape of Venice, golden stone rising through a velvet blue-black sky, they form in aggregate the least interesting body of work in the show.

    Medium is message at Tate Britain 'Watercolour' show

  • There are still some fat, red berries among the hawthorns, though, and blackthorn bushes have their own blue-black berries known as sloes, which make delicious sloe gin.

    Plantwatch: Traveller's joy and old man's beard herald Father Christmas

  • Yet, in our morning conversations, we both acknowledge that my talent with a Beretta pistol or his with a blue-black machine-gun pistol are not real.

    Miguel Guhlin: In Loco Parentis

  • The water was very smooth below us, the hard colour of some blue-black stone.

    "If looks could kill, they probably will..."

  • The birds spun like a blue-black dust devil before resettling out of sight.

    Slice Of Cherry

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