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Definition of "powder-blue" [powder-blue]

  • A peculiar dull shade of blue used on Chinese porcelain. See the extract. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "powder-blue" in a sentence
  • "He favors khaki slacks, light-mauve or powder-blue shirts, and nice ties."
  • "Another top British entry at Christie's will be Thomas Gainsborough's portrait of the beautiful Miss Read, later Mrs. William Villebois, dressed to kill in shimmering powder-blue silk from circa 1775-1777 estimate: £4 million-£6 million."
  • "The gray-haired Mr. Nicholson, wearing black sunglasses, a plaid coat and open-collared powder-blue shirt, was accompanied by New York City Police detectives and left without commenting."