Definition of bluish in English:

bluish

(also blueish)

adjective

  • Having a blue tinge; slightly blue.

    • ‘It is pitch black on its upper part, lined with a bluish purple hue.’
    • ‘A nice mass of purple, red and bluish flowers were ready to leave the florist's place.’
    • ‘Yes, under certain atmospheric conditions the Moon in the sky may attain a somewhat bluish tinge, but that is irrelevant.’
    • ‘She will always have a blueish tinge and she gets a little bit breathless.’
    • ‘The dark bluish liquid was not disturbed for the last several hours.’
    • ‘On his forehead resides a swollen, bluish bruise that is most likely throbbing painfully.’
    • ‘A shadow fell across the shower curtain, as Jenny walked into the room, a horrible blueish tinge to her skin.’
    • ‘He hid them behind his back, clutching both wrists with slightly bluish fingers.’
    • ‘Just weeks ago, Beth was suffering from alarming blue spells in which her body would have a bluish tinge brought on a lack of oxygen to her heart.’
    • ‘Her hair drifted around her face in the soft, chilly breeze, almost purple in the bluish night.’
    • ‘A slight, bluish light sprung down upon a darkened figure seated thirty feet from me.’
    • ‘I could see him clearly through his luminous bluish mist, his blue eyes watching me with worry.’
    • ‘The sky faded from the dark bluish purple of twilight, to the bright white color of a pearl before her eyes.’
    • ‘He has no hair of any kind anywhere and his shirtless chest shows that his skin has a bluish tinge to it!’
    • ‘Varieties with bluish or purplish leaves are hardier than those with greener leaves.’
    • ‘Also, the curtains themselves are not completely opaque, so that the light shows through as two slightly blueish areas against the blackness.’
    • ‘His face was lean and hungry, topped with black hair that held a bluish tinge.’
    • ‘Some New Zealand lichen dyes produced other colours like bluish purples.’
    • ‘He was pasty pale in the face as if he was ill, and his thick, swollen lips had a bluish tinge.’
    • ‘It was a pair of Pyjamas, typical pale faded blue and blueish white stripes.’
    purplish, dark, discoloured, black and blue, purple, greyish-blue
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Pronunciation

bluish

/ˈbluːɪʃ/