Share this entry

Share this page

duck-egg blue

Line breaks: duck-egg blue

Definition of duck-egg blue in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A soft, turquoise-blue shade.
Example sentences
  • The sky above the house is a delicate shade of duck-egg blue, fading to creamy-white on the horizon.
  • Tried and tested combinations are dark laminate granite worktop with wood cabinet doors; a white worktop with doors painted duck-egg blue; and a wooden worktop with high white gloss cabinet doors and chrome fittings.
  • The two colour groupings preferred by parents are pastels such as lavender, mint and duck-egg blue, and primaries such as navy, red, green and yellow.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…