cerulean

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cerulean of a deep somewhat purplish blue color similar to that of a clear October sky "October's bright blue weather"
    • n cerulean a light shade of blue
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cerulean Sky-colored; blue; azure. "Blue, blue, as if that sky let fall""A flower from its cerulean wall."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cerulean Sky-colored; clear lightblue; blue. Also spelled cærulean.
    • n cerulean Blue; cerulean color.
    • n cerulean A blue-stocking.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Cerulean se-rū′le-an sky-blue: dark-blue; sea-green
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. caeruleus,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cæruleus.

Usage

In literature:

So far did he plunge into the cerulean depths that I could just discern the movement of his wings.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
And out of these shone, shone on us, the cerulean and sapphire glory!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865" by Various
Two forms were in the sky, outlined against the back ground of cerulean blue.
"The Ocean Waifs" by Mayne Reid
The sky was blue with June's own cerulean hue, and across its depths floated the softest of fleecy white clouds.
"Peggy Owen and Liberty" by Lucy Foster Madison
But two remarkably beautiful eyes turned full upon him in blank amazement and a hint of a twinkle in their cerulean depths.
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
To the right stood the frame packing sheds, and beyond, amid higher foliage against the cerulean sky, showed a house roof.
"The House of Fulfilment" by George Madden Martin
If he had walked upon cerulean heights on Sunday he was grovelling in the depths on Monday.
"Hempfield" by David Grayson
All far-away mountains present an aspect of blue, but those of New South Wales are indeed cerulean.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Maturin M. Ballou
The sky spread like a cerulean canopy flecked with motionless white clouds.
"The Trail of Conflict" by Emilie Baker Loring
The blue sky had not one cloud to mar its cerulean depths.
"Joan of Arc" by Lucy Foster Madison
Thou hast the beauty of cerulean fire!
"The Dreamers" by John Kendrick Bangs
The cerulean tint seems much rarer among the feathered tribes there than here.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
Let me know whether you intend to wear one of your cerulean shades.
"Molly Brown's Freshman Days" by Nell Speed
Thy teeth, O cerulean youth!
"Fishes, Flowers, and Fire as Elements and Deities in the Phallic Faiths and Worship of the Ancient Religions of Greece, Babylon," by Anonymous
Milky Way by dam Cerulean, as the stud-books rather profanely style it.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. December, 1877." by Various
Now your cerulean eyes have hypnotized the Countess Sophia.
"The Automobile Girls at Palm Beach" by Laura Dent Crane
The ceiling was painted in the Italian style, with clouds on cerulean ether like bits of cotton-wool.
"My Lords of Strogue Vol. III, (of III)" by Lewis Wingfield
To my great delight it bore a few precious flowers of cerulean hue daintily striped with white.
"A Garden with House Attached" by Sarah Warner Brooks
I have been buying Ceruleans.
"Confessions of a Young Lady" by Richard Marsh
He has, lately, become an assiduous patron of the Cerulean Theatre.
"Under One Flag" by Richard Marsh
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In poetry:

Right many a cross—crowned front and steeple
Clave the cerulean air:
As grew the concourse of the people,
They rang to rival prayer.
"Two Visions" by Alfred Austin
Lady with thine eyes of beauty
Rivaling cerulean flowers,
Where the love-beams seem to linger,
Throughout youth's bright, sunny hours.
"The Valentine" by Mary Weston Fordham
Sir J. was old, and her hair was gold,
And her eye was a blue cerulean;
And the name she said when she turned her head
Was not in the least like "Julian."
"Pink Dominoes" by Rudyard Kipling
What tho' they vex the Lake's cerulean stream,
And curl its billows on the shelly floor,
Yet, in despite of Fancy's timid dream,
Age, and Infirmity, may plunge secure.
"Hoyle Lake" by Anna Seward
Enwoven with their boughs, a fragrant bower
Inviting rest its mossy pillow flung;
And here the full cerulean passion-flower,
Climbing among the leaves, its mystic symbols hung.
"Egla’s Bower" by Maria Gowen Brooks
Lo! the stars that shine so sweetly,
Lo! the fair cerulean sky,
Lo! the clouds that roll sublimely,
Call thy holier thoughts on high:
Thou art born to rise above them;
Heavenly is thy destiny.
"Aspirations" by John Bowring

In news:

The hours for the Cerulean and Gracey Post Offices will likely be cut back, but both will remain open, says David Walton with the US Post Office.
On weekdays, the Cerulean Post Office would be open from 10 am to 2 pm, and on Saturdays it would continue to be open from 10 am to noon.
The painting depicted a series of tall, verdant trees surrounding a cerulean lake.
Cerulean launches Phase 2 study on lung cancer treatment.
With every new regional Indian cuisine to arrive in the Bay Area, it's as if Crayola has inserted new shades of blue — cerulean, sky, cornflower — into the 24-crayon box.
Find Cerulean and other warblers, plus loads of other migrants, northwest of Atlanta.
A Cerulean man died Thursday morning after an accident involving a flatbed truck at a lumber yard on Buffalo Road in Cerulean, according to a report by Trooper Dean Patterson, public affairs officer for the Kentucky State Police Post One.
The Cerulean Post Office is one of 12,983 in the county whose hours might be reduced, the US Post Office announced recently.
Cerulean, but almost all sedums are perennial, grow in zones 3-9 and bloom in late summer and fall.
Surrounded by crystal blue waters and a cerulean sky, visiting the Desroches Islands makes for the perfect exotic getaway.
Asheville is the only city in North Carolina with cerulean warblers in its backyard and from 12 to 24 male cerulean warblers hold territories on the Blue Ridge Parkway each year from Craven Gap as far as Lane Pinnacle Overlook.
Film fanatics are blue with anticipation about "Avatar," James Cameron's epic endeavor about a cerulean civilian in jeopardy.
Film fanatics are blue with anticipation about " Avatar ," James Cameron's epic endeavor about a cerulean civilian in jeopardy.
The Portland restaurant Jamison has created a special four-course menu to be paired with wines from the Hood River winery Cerulean Nov 7.
Cerulean's owners and winemaker will be on hand.
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