See also: skyblue, sky-blue, and Sky Blue

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Blue sky is sky blue.

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sky blue (comparative more sky blue, superlative most sky blue)

  1. Of a vibrant light blue colour, like that of the sky on a fine day.
    Synonym: cerulean
    • 1952, Nikos Kazantzakis, chapter 1, in Carl Wildman, transl., Zorba the Greek, New York, N.Y.: Simon & Schuster, translation of Βίος και πολιτεία του Αλέξη Ζορμπά [Víos kai politeía tou Aléxi Zormpá], →ISBN, page 3:
      “Hi! Kostandi!” called out an old sailor in a sky-blue cloak. “How are things with you?”

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sky blue (countable and uncountable, plural sky blues)

  1. A vibrant light blue colour, like that of the sky on a fine day.
    sky blue:  
  2. (UK, slang, obsolete) Milk excessively diluted with water, or from which the cream was too closely skimmed.
    • 1800, Robert Bloomfield, The Farmer's Boy:
      Hence, Suffolk dairy wives run mad for cream,
      And leave their milk with nothing but the name;
      Its name derision and reproach pursue,
      And strangers tell of three-times-skimm'd sky-blue.

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  • (diluted milk): 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary

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