Definition of Blue-black

1. Adjective. Of black tinged with blue.

Exact synonyms: Bluish Black
Similar to: Achromatic, Neutral



Definition of Blue-black

1. Noun. A very dark blue. ¹

2. Noun. Black with bluish highlights. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blue-black

bludgeoners
bludgeoning
bludgeonings
bludgeons
bludger
bludgers
bludges
bludging
bludie
bludier
bludiest
bludy
blue(a)
blue-belly
blue-black (current term)
blue-blind
blue-blindness
blue-blood
blue-blooded
blue-bloods
blue-bonnet
blue-chip
blue-chip stock
blue-collar
blue-collared
blue-eye
blue-eyed
blue-eyed(a)
blue-eyed African daisy

Literary usage of Blue-black

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"Naphthylamine Black 4 В (С.) ; Naphthalene Black D (H.) ¡н a mixture of Naphthol blue- black and the preceding colouring matter. Naphthyl Blue Black N (('. ..."

2. W. B. Yeats: Manuscripts of W.B. Yeats by David R. Clark, William Butler Yeats (1989)
"12 In left margin "if he fear for" is in blue-black ink over pencil; ... 3 Revision is in blue-black ink. 4-6 The revisions demonstrate that the black ink ..."

3. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"Naphthylamine Black 4 В (С.) is a mixture of Naphthol blue black and the preceding colouring matter. Naphthyl Blue Black N (C.). ..."

4. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1922)
"Abdomen blue; black as follows: basal spot on segment 1, outer spot on 2, outer two-thirds of 3, all of 4 to 6 (except narrow interrupted basal rings), ..."

5. Transactions of the American Entomological Society by American Entomological Society (1868)
"Antenna) black, almost as long as thorax; head shining blue- black ; the back of thorax yellow-red, bordered with blue ; wing-scales and legs deep blue; ..."

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