Adjective "violet" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈvʌɪələt/

Definitions and examples

noun

A herbaceous plant of temperate regions, typically having purple, blue, or white five-petalled flowers, one petal of which forms a landing pad for pollinating insects.
  1. 'Edible flowers, such as nasturtiums, pansies, violets, and calendulas, are also good.'
  2. 'A violet is blue because its molecular texture enables it to quench the green, yellow, and red constituents of white light, and to allow the blue free transmission.'
  3. 'In most languages, violet is called blue: ‘roses are red, violets are blue’.'
  4. 'Last but not least, it was in 1971 when New Jersey finally adopted the purple violet, Viola sororia, as their official state flower.'
  5. 'There were pools that dreamed black and unruffled, there were a few white lilies, crocuses and violets; purple or pale, snake-like frittilaries.'
  6. 'Colourful wild flowers sprung up by the roadside, purple violets and white daisies dotted among the grass.'
  7. 'Purple hyacinths and blue violets arranged together, the colors working together nicely.'
  8. 'Gain inspiration from the poems you remember from childhood, like ‘roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you!’'
  9. 'Nadia picked out violets, lilies and blue tulips at the florist, telling her father to meet her there.'
  10. 'It was light blue with small violets and ivy embroidered on the bodice.'
  11. 'Erythronium dens-canis is the true dog's tooth violet, the name comes from the shape of the corm, and has rose coloured flowers on 10 cm stems and purple marked leaves.'
A bluish-purple colour seen at the end of the spectrum opposite red.
  1. 'Choosing a darker hue, such as violet, I began by drawing three squares.'
  2. 'The flowers appear in shades of blue, purple, violet and white.'
  3. 'While copper beech has a reddish tinge, the leaves of Riversii have a rich depth of colour best described as bitter chocolate tinged with deep violet.'
  4. 'The rocks are characterized by a marked foliation and a colour varying from green-grey to violet.'
  5. 'Tiny beads were colored in the most vibrant hues of violet and the entire light show was mesmerizing.'
  6. 'Rubidium and cesium flames are reddish violet or magenta.'
  7. 'They sway slightly with the breeze and range in hue from cinnamon to dusty violet.'
  8. 'In the rainbow, raindrops do the sifting systematically; each band is part of a progression through the visible spectrum, from red to violet.'
  9. 'When sunset came 40 minutes into the flight - the first of four for me that day - it shone with all the colours of the spectrum, from red and orange to indigo and violet.'
  10. 'Cardinals will dress in violet, as a sign of mourning, rather than their habitual red, until the Pope's burial.'

adjective

Of a bluish-purple colour.
  1. 'A white dove and a green olive branch adorned the violet silk banner hoisted by the Worthing and Lancing branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.'
  2. 'I find placing a violet aura around my body (for added protection a silver reflective layer on top) keeps me absolutely safe form the fiercest guardian.'
  3. 'It lay near my boot - a fleshy, violet organ the size of a Concord grape.'
  4. 'It is made from dark violet berries about the size of a raspberry; a deep, dense colour that seems weighted down by its nutritional secrets.'
  5. 'Today, for example, she was dressed in a thinly ribbed, cream-colored turtleneck beneath a rather lumpy violet sweater knitted by her grandmother.'
  6. 'It was colored turquoise with sharp, violet wings and small limbs with sharp claws that bore the same hue as its wings.'
  7. 'In the same case are several amethysts (the purple variety of quartz) of an amazingly rich violet color.'
  8. 'In Ricochet, he scatters an array of ellipses-with-trails in a multitude of colors over a plummy violet ground.'
  9. 'According to Lilly, this pale violet star sharpens the understanding, memory, and makes men industrious.'
  10. 'By replacing yttrium ions with europium, the researchers could make garnets with a violet hue, while ytterbium, zirconium, and cerium produced green garnets.'
  11. 'He smiled and stroked her beautiful violet hair.'
  12. 'He had a mess of shaggy violet colored hair and violet eyes that shone with a mixture of childish curiosity and animal-like awareness.'
  13. 'The disc above fizzled with violet light for a moment then collapsed down onto all present, sending a severe backlash of magical power into the priest's mind.'
  14. 'For amethyst, violet or gray color contacts, lavender shadows work great.'
  15. 'One of the best known is puto bumbong, made of the violet rice called pirurutong, steamed in a bamboo tube and eaten with grated coconut and brown sugar.'
  16. 'Along with her brother, the young girl begins to go to high school in a violet colour skirt and half-sari uniform.'
  17. 'The beautiful heavy fabric reflected the light like water and the deep violet shade suited her newly brunette coloring perfectly.'
  18. 'She wore contacts, that explained the violet orbs.'
  19. 'Some of the calcifuges also tended to have a slightly violet colour, which could be a sign of P deficiency.'
  20. 'When illuminated with violet light, the tumour emits pink fluorescence that is detected by a highly sensitive camera.'

Definitions

1. any chiefly low, stemless or leafy-stemmed plant of the genus Viola, having purple, blue, yellow, white, or variegated flowers.Compare violet family.

2. any such plant except the pansy and the viola.

3. the flower of any native, wild species of violet, as distinguished from the pansy: the state flower of Illinois, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.

4. any of various similar plants of other genera.

5. reddish-blue, a color at the opposite end of the visible spectrum from red, an ef

More examples(as adjective)

"eyes can be violet."

"lights can be violet."

"shadows can be violet."

"flowers can be violet."

"skies can be violet."

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Origin

Middle English: from Old French violette, diminutive of viole, from Latin viola ‘violet’.