Definition of cerulean in English:

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Pronunciation: /səˈro͞olēən/


Deep blue in color like a clear sky: cerulean waters and golden sands
More example sentences
  • She had turned to find a pair of clear, dark, cerulean blue eyes looking into her own amethyst ones from a face nearly as pale as her own.
  • Those pretty, crystal clear cerulean eyes of our mother's were burning holes into either side Liz's already flushed face.
  • He did wonder why they had those same cerulean eyes as clear as crystal.


A deep sky-blue color.
Example sentences
  • She was slowly coloring the entire page in shades of aqua and cerulean, paralleling the ceiling above.
  • The eyes could be either as cold and sparkling as sapphires or as warm and limpid as the deep cerulean of the sea, or even, in certain moods, the misty blue of the mountains.
  • The water was an insipid hue of cerulean, the texture rough with salt to his sensitized skin.


Mid 17th century: from Latin caeruleus 'sky blue', from caelum 'sky'.

Words that rhyme with cerulean

Acheulian, Boolean, Friulian, Julian, Julien

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Syllabification: ce·ru·le·an

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