See also: Bluish

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From Middle English blewissh, blewisch (also Middle English bloysh), equivalent to blue +‎ -ish.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbluːɪʃ/
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bluish (comparative more bluish, superlative most bluish)

  1. Having a tint or hue similar to the colour blue.
    • 1978, “Heart of Glass”, in Parallel Lines, performed by Blondie:
      Riding high on love's true bluish light
  2. (figuratively) Somewhat depressed; sad.
    • 2009, John Wooden, Jay Carty, Coach Wooden One-On-One:
      To this day, I usually read my Bible a couple of times a day, and I still enjoy attempting to express my feelings through poetry, especially when I'm feeling bluish.

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