Definition of duck-egg blue in English:

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duck-egg blue

Pronunciation: /ˌdʌkɛɡ ˈbluː/

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[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.

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