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[mass noun] A light blue colour with a greyish tinge.
sky-blue, azure, sapphire, cerulean, oxford blue, cambridge blue, ultramarine, lapis lazuli, indigo, aquamarine, turquoise, cyan, of the colour of the sky, of the colour of the seaView synonyms
- ‘She wore a navy serge skirt, white silk blouse, saxe blue cardigan, and a yard of broad saxe blue ribbon at either end of her waist-long plait.’
Mid 19th century: from French, literally Saxony, the source of a dye of this colour.
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