An example of hue is aqua blue.
A man of somber hue.
All the hues of the rainbow.
- any loud outcry or clamor
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of hue
- Middle English color, form from Old English hīw, hēo
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English hewe, from Old English hīew, hīw (“appearance, form, species, kind; apparition; hue, color; beauty; figure of speech”), from Proto-Germanic *hiwją (“hue, form, shape, appearance; mildew”), from Proto-Indo-European *kew-, *ḱew- (“skin, colour of the skin”) or Proto-Indo-European *ḱey- (“grey, dark shade”). Cognate with Swedish hy (“complexion, skin”), Norwegian hy (“fluff, mold, skin”), Icelandic hégóma (“vanity”), Gothic [script?] (hiwi, “form, show, appearance”). Compare also Sanskrit [script?] (chavī, “cuticle, skin, hide; beauty, splendour”); Irish céo (“fog”), Tocharian B black, dark grey (kwele), Lithuanian šývas (“light grey”), Albanian thinjë (“grey”), Sanskrit [script?] (śyāvá, “brown”). [Devanagari?]
- From Old French hu, a hunting cry