powder blue


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powder blue

n.
A moderate to pale blue or purplish blue.

[From the color of powdered smalt.]

powder blue

n
(Colours)
a. a dusty pale blue colour
b. (as adjective): a powder-blue coat.

pow′der blue′


n.
a pale blue.
[1700–10]
pow′der-blue′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.powder blue - a pale blue color with grey in itpowder blue - a pale blue color with grey in it  
blue, blueness - blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue"
Adj.1.powder blue - of a moderate to pale blue or purplish blue
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
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Sampson was very proud of his friendship with the popular favourites whose frocks he made, and when he went out to dinner at two o'clock on Sunday with Miss Victoria Virgo--"she was wearing that powder blue we made her and I lay she didn't let on it come from us, I 'ad to tell her meself that if I 'adn't designed it with my own 'ands I'd have said it must come from Paquin"--at her beautiful house in Tulse Hill, he regaled the department next day with abundant details.
This powder blue circular skirt dress we could forgive, it fits well and the colour is flattering but she has killed it with the accessories.
She is expecting a brother or sister for Prince George in April and her bump was already visible under her powder blue wool military-style coat.
Wearing a powder blue satin silk coat, dress and hat with navy trim, all by Angela Kelly, with a Brigade of Guards brooch, the Queen then rode alone in the carriage to inspect her troops.
The second is 5ft 7in, of stocky build, wearing a powder blue jacket and blue jeans.
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The new line includes bustiers, suspenders, chemises and balconette bras adorned with lace overlays and silk ribbons, in boudoir-appropriate shades like oyster, scarlet and powder blue, Stuff.
The same goes for the powder blue Chanel shoulder bag (just out of view in this picture).
The automaker has collaborated with its Brazilian unit to produce 600 Last Edition Kombis with powder blue paint, whitewall tyres and a reworked interior.
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