Definitions

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

  • adjective Somewhat blue.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Blue in a small degree; somewhat blue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Somewhat blue.

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

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

Etymologies

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From blue +‎ -ish

Examples

  • 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

  • Josef was enveloped in bluish light and disappeared.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • 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

  • 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.

    Chapter 6

  • 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

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