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adjective as in purplish color

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Meet STEVE, the northern lights in mauve Say hello to a new member of the colorful night sky, STEVE.

The aurora looked like a ribbon of pink or mauve light, sometimes with "picket fence" columns of green light passing through the ribbon.

The movie’s images are rendered in soft, suedelike tones, mauves and grays and shadowy taupes, colors that speak of either giving up or hanging on, depending on your mood.

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The unusual sky glow’s mauve arc looks a bit like an aurora, but isn’t.

Scientists have broken the light of STEVE’s mauve streak into its many individual wavelengths.

The village houses are done up in pale gray and mauve and preside over lawns so neat and green they look like carpeting.

The opening look combined a light turquoise, slinky evening gown with a mauve headpiece.

The palette was gentle and pretty, focusing on rose pinks, lavenders, dusky mauve, mint, faun and pale lemon.

Wool lace blouses with dolman sleeves topped slim matching skirts in shades of pea green and mauve.

The eddies beyond the breakwater were a light and delicate mauve and looked nervously alive.

This time there was a faint scream in answer and a mauve-and-white bonnet bobbed agitatedly up the road.

Oh, yes, and he wants you to send him some new pajamas—only two or three pairs, and you're not to send him mauve ones.

These Chian cigarettes in their diaphanous paper of mildest mauve would suit your oddly remote, your curiously shy glance.

In the sky, splinters of mauve tore at curtains of purplish flame.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mauve, such as: lavender, lilac, plum, violet, and violaceous.

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