Definition of baby blue in English:

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baby blue

Pronunciation: /ˈˌbābē ˈblo͞o/


1A pale shade of blue.
Example sentences
  • Next she had on a light pink top, which matched her baby-blue skirt, her top was a tube top with a very, very low-dipping neckline.
  • He wore baby-blue patent-leather shoes and had speckles of gray in his five-o'clock shadow.
  • Auguste also has a black-and-white shirt and a ‘full baby-blue suit,’ which he said he would wear to the other graduation parties.
1.1 (baby blues) informal Blue eyes.
Example sentences
  • He pulled the hair out of my eyes and looked at me with those confused baby blues.
  • Or perhaps it was just Ewan's baby blues melting me into my seat.
  • And he's staring full on, straight at the camera with those Travolta baby blues.
1.2 (baby blues) Depression affecting a woman after giving birth; postnatal depression.
Example sentences
  • She opens up to tell us about her baby blues.
  • Sophie said she experienced post-partum depression syndrome, or the baby blues, during the first months after the birth of her boy Rangga.
  • What we don't realize is that we've got post-partum - we've got the baby blues - excuse me - on one end of the spectrum.

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Syllabification: ba·by blue

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