Definition of Nile blue in English:

Share this entry

Nile blue


[mass noun]
A pale greenish blue.
Example sentences
  • The installation consisted of a suspended upside-down pyramid made of small squares of embossed gold foil, which was poised over a pile of sand with a mirror set in it and surrounded by walls painted a deep Nile blue.
  • I still remember how they painted the long road into the museum a deep Nile blue.
  • He mumbled some obscenities and he closed his eyes painfully recalling the gorgeous Nile blue eyes looking blankly up at him, expressionless.


Late 19th century: suggested by French eau de Nil.

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

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

Related Words