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blue

blue

 
pronunciation:
blu
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
phrases:
the blue, out of the blue, blue in the face
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the color of a cloudless sky; the color between green and violet on the spectrum.
synonyms:
azure, cerulean
similar words:
aquamarine, cobalt blue, cornflower, hyacinth, indigo, lapis lazuli, navy, powder blue, sapphire, steel blue, turquoise, ultramarine
definition 2: something that is blue in color.
Do you want the blue or the green?
definition 3: one who wears blue clothing, or a group identified by the color blue.
The blues are playing against the greens today.
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phrase: the blue
phrase: out of the blue
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: bluer, bluest
definition 1: of or pertaining to the color blue.
synonyms:
azure, cyanic
similar words:
ultramarine
definition 2: having a bluish color of the skin as a result of severe cold or slight injury.
definition 3: depressed; melancholy.
He was blue about losing his pet.
synonyms:
depressed, despondent, doleful, down, downcast, melancholy, sad
antonyms:
happy
similar words:
dispirited, downhearted, low, morose, unhappy
definition 4: (informal) risqué or indecent.
a blue movie
synonyms:
bawdy, dirty, indecent, obscene, risqué
similar words:
coarse, off-color, vulgar
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phrase: blue in the face
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: blued, blueing, blues, bluing
definition: to cause to become blue in color.
derivations: bluish (blueish) (adj.), bluely (adv.), blueness (n.)
Homophone Note
The words blue and blew (past tense of "blow") sound alike but have different meanings.
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