Definition of saxe in English:


(also saxe blue)


mass noun
  • A light blue colour with a greyish tinge.

    • ‘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.’
    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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Mid 19th century: from French, literally ‘Saxony’, the source of a dye of this colour.