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From Ancient Greek (kúanos), possibly a loanword, but more likely from Proto-Indo-European *ei- ("to shine, white, light") and cognate with Hittite kuwannan- ("precious stone, copper, blue").
- (key): /'saæn/, /'sa?.?n/
cyan (countable and uncountable, plural cyans)
- A colour between blue and green in the visible spectrum; the complementary colour of red; the colour obtained by subtracting red from white light.
a colour between blue and green
cyan (comparative more cyan, superlative most cyan)
- Of the colour cyan.
- (blues) blue; Alice blue, aqua, aquamarine, azure, baby blue, beryl, bice, bice blue, blue green, blue violet, blueberry, cadet blue, Cambridge blue, cerulean, cobalt blue, Copenhagen blue, cornflower, cornflower blue, cyan, Dodger blue, duck-egg blue, eggshell blue, electric-blue, gentian blue, ice blue, lapis lazuli, lovat, mazarine, midnight blue, navy, Nile blue, Oxford blue, peacock blue, petrol blue, powder blue, Prussian blue, robin's-egg blue, royal blue, sapphire, saxe blue, slate blue, sky blue, teal, turquoise, ultramarine, Wedgwood blue, zaffre (Category: en:Blues)
- (printing) cyan
From Ancient Greek (kúanos).
cyan m (plural cyans)
- cyan (color)
- cyan (colour)
- cyan (colour)
- (colloquial) Almost any chemical compound containing a cyanide group; especially if this compound is in gaseous state.