Word of The Day – Cerulean

Word of the Day : January 6, 2022


adjective suh-ROO-lee-un

What It Means

Cerulean means “resembling the blue of the sky.”

// The painting depicts autumnal trees bordering a cerulean lake.

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“To our left, as we made our way along the trail, was an expansive valley enclosed by the cerulean heights of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a 550-mile expanse of the Appalachian Mountains.” — Stephanie Hill, The Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, West Virginia), 3 Dec. 2021

Did You Know?

Cerulean comes from Latin caeruleus, which means “dark blue” and is most likely from caelum, “sky.”