Part of speech: noun

A delicate purple color or dyestuff.

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Usage examples "mauve":

  1. It was what Miss Caroline called her " day," a bi- monthly occasion when she sat in state- and a villainous shade of mauve satin- to receive visitors. - "The Vision of Desire", Margaret Pedler.
  2. A border full of rockets, mauve and white, and nothing else, must be beautiful; but I don't know how long they last nor what they look like when they have done flowering. - "Elizabeth and her German Garden", "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp.
  3. A somber red sun hung in the pale mauve sky. - "Voyage To Eternity", Milton Lesser.