AskDefine | Define bluish

Dictionary Definition

bluish adj : having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky; "October's bright blue weather"- Helen Hunt Jackson; "a blue flame"; "blue haze of tobacco smoke" [syn: blue, blueish, light-blue, dark-blue, blue-black]

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  1. Having a tint or hue similar to or comprised of the colour blue.
  2. Somewhat depressed; sad.


somewhat blue in colour/color
  • Dutch: blauwig
  • French: bleuâtre, bleuté
  • German: bläulich
  • Hebrew: כחלחל (kkhalkhal) , כחלחלה (kkhalkhala)
  • Italian: (somewhat dark blue) bluastro; (somewhat sky blue) azzurrastro, azzurrognolo
  • Portuguese: azulado
  • Russian: (somewhat dark blue) синеватый; (somewhat sky blue) голубоватый
colloquial: somewhat depressed
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