sky blue

See also: sky-blue and Sky Blue

EnglishEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

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

 
Blue sky is sky blue.
  1. Of a vibrant light blue colour, like that of the sky on a fine day.

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NounEdit

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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Colors in English · colors, colours (layout · text)
     white      gray, grey      black
             red; crimson              orange; brown              yellow; cream
             lime, lime green              green              mint
             cyan; teal              azure, sky blue              blue
             violet; indigo              magenta; purple              pink

ReferencesEdit

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

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