Meaning of “blue-black” in the English Dictionary

"blue-black" in British English

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blue-blacknoun [ U ]

uk /ˌbluːˈblæk/ us /ˌbluːˈblæk/
blue-black
adjective uk us

Examples from literature

  • Down past the shoulders flooded a mass of blue-black hair. 
  • Her hair under her peaked, white hood glistened blue-black like a river in the snow. 
  • She had raised the shade, and the stars were splendid in the blue-black sky. 
  • The street had the blue-black look of a New York street at night. 
  • There was a blue-black bank of cloud rolling up from the southwest. 

(Definition of “blue-black” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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