Definition of blue-violet in US English:

blue-violet

adjective

  • Of a colour intermediate between blue and violet.

noun

  • A colour intermediate between blue and violet; a pigment of this shade.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Wycliffite Bible (early version). From blue + violet. Originally translating classical Latin hyacinthus, in the post-classical Latin sense ‘violet blue, blue-dyed cloth’.

Pronunciation

blue-violet

/bluːˈvʌɪəlɪt/