Definition of azure adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæʒə(r)//
, also BrE//ˈæzjʊə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæʒər//
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bright blue in colour like the sky The sun shone out of a clear azure sky. See related entries: Sky Word Origin Middle English (denoting a blue dye): from Old French asur, azur, from medieval Latin azzurum, azolum, from Arabic al ‘the’ + lāzaward (from Persian lāžward ‘lapis lazuli’).

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