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Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Chicago and "the Bean", July 2011

The word this week is azure (pronounced azh-er), an adjective meaning the purplish blue color of the sky on a cloudless day.  It is my favorite color! :)  There are several other words that can be used  for this shade of blue, including sapphire, sky-blue (though, personally, I tend to think of that as a lighter blue), and cerulean.

I learned the word when I was a teenager, and used it in one of the poems I wrote back then.  I also used it recently in my novel:

The crowd watched the birds
as they swooped into the air,
once again forming a giant black spot
against the azure sky.

What ways can you think of to use the word azure?


  1. My blog isn't as good azure blog but it's still a good read.

  2. Thanks for the laugh, Ben ~ I love it! :)