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Sky-blue Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    sky-blue adj : of a deep somewhat purplish blue color similar to that of a clear October sky; "October's bright blue weather" [syn: azure, cerulean, bright blue] n : a light shade of blue [syn: azure, cerulean, sapphire, lazuline]
Sky-blue Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Sky-blue \Sky"-blue\, a. Having the blue color of the sky; azure; as, a sky-blue stone. --Wordsworth.
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Azure is a blue-cyan color on the HSV color wheel (Hue, Saturation, Value), also known as the RGB color wheel, at 210 degrees. Azure is the hue that is halfway between blue and cyan. Azure is one of the tertiary colors on the HSV color wheel. Its complementary color is orange.

The word Azure is a near synonym for the color blue. Commonly it refers to a bright blue, resembling the sky on a bright, clear day.

The etymology of the word azure has been traced back to the Persian word لاژورد "Lazheward", which is the name of a place in northeastern Afghanistan that in ancient times was the main source for lapis lazuli, a semi-precious rock with a vivid blue color. The word was adopted into French (as l'azur, the initial /l/ being understood as 'the') by the twelfth century. Today it is found in all Western European languages. It was adopted into English from the French, and the first recorded use of it as a color name in English was in 1374.

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