Definition of aqua in English:

aqua

Pronunciation: /ˈäkwə//ˈakwə/

noun

  • A light bluish-green color; aquamarine.

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

1930s: abbreviation of aquamarine.

Pronunciation:

aqua

/ˈäkwə//ˈakwə/