mauve mauve  /ˈmɔv/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a moderate purple
  2. (adj) of a pale to moderate greyish violet color

Usage(s):

  1. Evelyn became one of a mauve circle of which glittery, willowy Harold Acton was the titular Tiresias.
  2. He moved into his new summer digs: a 1987 motor home with mauve interior, which he will use to live in the most drug-afflicted corners of his ward.
  3. mauve: the president has downed too large a pretzel indigo: the VP has shot another 'friend' chartreuse: a major GOP figure has been found whis genitalia in another man's hands.

News

  • Off the walls of teens

    Want to know everything there is to know about the resident teenager? Walk into her room. "Three minutes of observation in my bedroom will tell you more about me than three hours of conversation," Valerie Lenzi, 18, a senior at Owen J. Roberts High School, wrote in her Common App college essay. "Walk through the heavy, metal kitchen door, up the mauve-carpeted staircase . . . and stop directly ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Quotes

  1. "I bound my bosoms, so that I was flat-chested," Nurmi said, "and I got a wig, and painted my body a kind of a mauve white pancake with a little lavender powder so that I looked as though I'd been entombed."
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Maila Nurmi Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Peter Molyneux responds: "It's either mauve or it's blue. I'll just have to check. [peers down to his belt line and peeks]. It is actually blue."
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: Peter Molyneux Source: MTV.com

  3. "Chorus girls paraded 20 feet up among the great palm-trees, while pink and mauve searchlights swept the floor," commented Greene on a spectacle that has lost none of its '50s flamboyance.
    on Jun 13, 2008 By: Graham Greene Source: The Australian

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