Definition of Oxford blue in English:

Oxford blue

noun

British
  • 1mass noun A dark blue, typically with a purple tinge.

    • ‘This latest Oxford Companion comes in the well known Oxford blue binding and runs to almost 1000 pages.’
    • ‘The present rugby club's badge was accepted and the club colours will be Cambridge and Oxford blue.’
    sky-blue, azure, cobalt, cobalt blue, sapphire, cerulean, navy, navy blue, saxe, saxe blue, oxford blue, cambridge blue, ultramarine, lapis lazuli, indigo, aquamarine, turquoise, teal, teal blue, cyan, of the colour of the sky, of the colour of the sea
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  • 2A person who has represented Oxford University at a particular sport in a match against Cambridge University.

    • ‘Old Wellingtonians from Berkshire, UK, may have fielded two Oxford blues but they were not prepared for the resolve of the Panthers.’
    • ‘Former Oxford blue Will made a century and Lawrence made an unbeaten half-century.’
    • ‘No Oxford Blues in our college, just Oxford blues.’

Pronunciation

Oxford blue

/ˈɒksfəd/