Main definitions of aqua in English

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aqua1

noun

  • [mass noun] A light bluish-green colour; aquamarine:

    ‘houses of yellow and aqua’
    [as modifier] ‘aqua blue’
    • ‘They don't change your color, but give your eyes a light blue, aqua or green tint.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The light is blue, not aqua like some other manufacture's have created.’
    • ‘Using a palette of aqua and Alaskan blue, limie green, peach, and ashes of roses, the line resonated his quest for a neat balance.’
    • ‘Moiré and mother of pearl pastel watch faces in colours like pink and aqua and agate will also capture an iridescent feel.’
    • ‘‘And in a range of colours from fuchsia to orange, yellow to aqua,’ she adds.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Fresh aqua blue, sandy tan, sea glass green and pale peach are all colors which figure strongly in this scheme.’
    • ‘Purple is still keen, but so is aqua, yellow, and even rusty orange.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Bright orange, pink, aqua blue, purple and gold are some of the ‘good bye to conservative’ shades visible in the collections.’
    • ‘Other colors such as golden, red, beige and aqua blue were too often repeated and, therefore, not quite challenging.’
    • ‘All the Rondos are two-toned, the color pairings including orange and crimson, Nile green and bright yellow, aqua and dark blue.’
    • ‘They even have a uniform in the club colours of purple, aqua and gold.’
    • ‘In this show a deep, clear blue predominated among white, aqua, buttery yellow and dusty or radiant pinks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘One dragon was fiery red, one was aqua blue, one green, and the last, pure, dazzling white.’
    • ‘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.’
    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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He said: ‘The gym also offers aqua fit classes in the swimming pool, so we might give that a go too.’’
    • ‘If you can swim you can go swimming, canoeing, diving, play water polo or do aqua fitness sports such as aquarobics.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Some pubs (you know who you are) like to add a touch of aqua to the proceedings.’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation:

aqua

/ˈakwə/