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blue

 
pronunciation:
blu
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
phrases:
the blue, out of the blue, blue in the face
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part of speech: noun
definition: the color of a clear sky; the color between green and violet on the color spectrum.
 
synonyms:
azure
similar words:
hyacinth, indigo, navy, turquoise
phrase: the blue
phrase: out of the blue
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: bluer, bluest
definition 1: having the color blue.
The police officer wore a blue uniform.
synonyms:
azure
definition 2: sad; unhappy.
He was blue about losing his pet.
synonyms:
down, downcast, melancholy, sad
similar words:
low, unhappy
phrase: blue in the face
derivations: bluish (blueish) (adj.), bluely (adv.), blueness (n.)
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The words blue and blew (past tense of "blow") sound alike but have different meanings.
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