Definition of cyan in English:

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cyan

Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪən/

noun

[mass noun]
A greenish-blue colour which is one of the primary subtractive colours, complementary to red.
Example sentences
  • 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?

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with cyan

Brian, Gaian, Geminian, Hawaiian, ion, iron, Ixion, lion, Lyon, Mayan, Narayan, O'Brien, Orion, Paraguayan, prion, Ryan, scion, Uruguayan, Zion

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