blue-black


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blue-black

(blo͞o′blăk′)
adj.
Very dark blue.

blue-black

adj
(Colours) of a colour between blue and black
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blue-black - of black tinged with blue
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"
References in classic literature ?
A handsome, slim, and pale-faced gypsy girl with glittering black eyes and curly blue-black hair, wearing a red shawl, ran out with a sable mantle on her arm.
It would get so dark that it looked all blue-black outside, and lovely; and the rain would thrash along by so thick that the trees off a little ways looked dim and spider- webby; and here would come a blast of wind that would bend the trees down and turn up the pale under- side of the leaves; and then a perfect ripper of a gust would follow along and set the branches to tossing their arms as if they was just wild; and next, when it was just about the bluest and blackest -- FST
It was the age-old miracle of the Martian nights that is always new, even to Martians--two moons resplendent in the heavens, where one had been but now; conflicting, fast-changing shadows that altered the very hills themselves; far Cluros, stately, majestic, almost stationary, shedding his steady light upon the world below; Thuria, a great and glorious orb, swinging swift across the vaulted dome of the blue-black night, so low that she seemed to graze the hills, a gorgeous spectacle that held the girl now beneath the spell of its enchantment as it always had and always would.
MR CALHOUN KIDD was a very young gentleman with a very old face, a face dried up with its own eagerness, framed in blue-black hair and a black butterfly tie.
Tawny golden was she, with golden-brown eyes, and her hair that fell to her knees was blue-black and straight, with just the curly tendrilly tendency that gives to woman's hair its charm.
He was neither blue-black nor purple-black, but plum-black.
He wanted to finish his spring running, but the child insisted on sitting in his arms, and Messua would have it that his long, blue-black hair must he combed out.
Into this he thrust the gold-pan and burned it till it was blue-black.
At least one of the at least two kinds of substances displays a color series other than the yellow or yellowish brown color series (a purple or purple-black color series, or a blue or blue-black color series).
Ose and Hogsette evaluated the effectiveness of blue-black cloth targets covered with clear sticky wraps to capture stable flies.
The vehicle is available in four colours, Solid black, Red-Black, White-Black and Blue-Black.
Fragrant, white, dome-shaped flowers emerge from pink buds from December to May, followed by dark blue-black fruit.