royal blue
noun Date: 1789 a vivid purplish blue

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • royal blue — noun (U) a strong, bright blue colour royal blue adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ˌroyal ˈblue — adj deep blue ˌroyal ˈblue noun [U] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • royal blue — noun /rɔɪəl ˈblu/ (say royuhl blooh) 1. a rich deep blue, often with a faint reddish tinge. –adjective /ˈrɔɪəl blu/ (say royuhl blooh) 2. of or relating to the colour royal blue …   Australian English dictionary

  • royal-blue — See royal blue. * * * …   Universalium

  • royal blue — noun a shade of blue tinged with purple • Syn: ↑purplish blue • Hypernyms: ↑blue, ↑blueness …   Useful english dictionary

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