Definition of cyan in English:


Syllabification: cy·an
Pronunciation: /ˈsīˌan, ˈsīən


A greenish-blue color, which is one of the primary subtractive colors, complementary to red.
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  • That of a primary colour will be a mixture of the two other primaries: the additive complement of red is cyan, the subtractive complement is green.
  • Yellow, magenta, and cyan are not the primary pigment colors, as one book had it.
  • The report said something about cyan, blue in colour, remember?


late 19th century: from Greek kuaneos 'dark blue'.

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