Main definitions of aqua in English

: aqua1aqua2

aqua1

noun

mass noun
  • A light bluish-green colour; aquamarine.

    ‘houses of yellow and aqua’
    as modifier ‘aqua blue’
    • ‘Moiré and mother of pearl pastel watch faces in colours like pink and aqua and agate will also capture an iridescent feel.’
    • ‘They even have a uniform in the club colours of purple, aqua and gold.’
    • ‘The sky was waning from a light and pale blue to a richer aqua and many of the villages were now emerging from the lengthening shadows.’
    • ‘Using a palette of aqua and Alaskan blue, limie green, peach, and ashes of roses, the line resonated his quest for a neat balance.’
    • ‘That's when we log on, make sure that designer flyswatter is still in stock and that shirt is available in light aqua, and place our order.’
    • ‘They don't change your color, but give your eyes a light blue, aqua or green tint.’
    • ‘‘And in a range of colours from fuchsia to orange, yellow to aqua,’ she adds.’
    • ‘Fresh aqua blue, sandy tan, sea glass green and pale peach are all colors which figure strongly in this scheme.’
    • ‘All the Rondos are two-toned, the color pairings including orange and crimson, Nile green and bright yellow, aqua and dark blue.’
    • ‘Within each open container is a creamer cup holding a dollop of latex house paint in a color such as royal blue, pale aqua, lime green or muted yellow.’
    • ‘One dragon was fiery red, one was aqua blue, one green, and the last, pure, dazzling white.’
    • ‘In this show a deep, clear blue predominated among white, aqua, buttery yellow and dusty or radiant pinks.’
    • ‘Other colors such as golden, red, beige and aqua blue were too often repeated and, therefore, not quite challenging.’
    • ‘When shopping, go for hot colors such as pink, aqua blue, yellow, apple green, and lavender.’
    • ‘Although she must have had some insight into it, because all the decorations were in her favourite aqua blue, like the dress which was low cut and slim.’
    • ‘The light is blue, not aqua like some other manufacture's have created.’
    • ‘Purple is still keen, but so is aqua, yellow, and even rusty orange.’
    • ‘She was entranced by his eyes which shimmered different shades of blue and aqua, which immediately made her think of the sea on a clear sunny day.’
    • ‘Bright orange, pink, aqua blue, purple and gold are some of the ‘good bye to conservative’ shades visible in the collections.’
    • ‘The only differences between their eyes were that one was dark green, while the other one was aqua blue, very blue, and very intent on her.’
    greenish, viridescent
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Origin

1930s: abbreviation of aquamarine.

Pronunciation

aqua

/ˈakwə/

Main definitions of aqua in English

: aqua1aqua2

aqua2

noun

mass noun
  • (especially in pharmaceutical and commercial use) water.

    • ‘Although sessions for local schools are on the timetable, the pool will be open for public use most of the time, with water polo, aqua aerobics and scuba diving among classes.’
    • ‘Some pubs (you know who you are) like to add a touch of aqua to the proceedings.’
    • ‘If you can swim you can go swimming, canoeing, diving, play water polo or do aqua fitness sports such as aquarobics.’
    • ‘When a school has a close connection to nature and the elements, it is only natural that it also is the only T'ai Chi school in the world that is teaching aqua T'ai Chi.’
    • ‘He said: ‘The gym also offers aqua fit classes in the swimming pool, so we might give that a go too.’’
    • ‘An injured runner who has overcome a rare lung condition to compete in marathons has turned to aqua jogging to get him back on the road.’
    • ‘There has been a tendency of using insecticide treated mosquito nets for fishing purposes that has resulted in contamination of water and loss of aqua life.’
    • ‘Nine mighty aqua jets propel water at the user, who lies half-sunken into the thing, but conveniently separated from the water by an impermeable surface.’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation

aqua

/ˈakwə/