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greyish

[grey-ish] /ˈgreɪ ɪʃ/
adjective
1.

grayish

or greyish

[grey-ish] /ˈgreɪ ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
having a tinge of gray; slightly gray:
The sky was full of dark, grayish clouds.
2.
similar to gray:
a grayish color; a grayish purple.
Origin of grayish
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65; gray1 + -ish1
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  • And under his greyish moustache his lips quivered piteously.

    Father Sergius Leo Tolstoy
  • Where his stolid four poster and dresser had been there was greyish nothingness.

    The Street That Wasn't There Clifford Donald Simak
  • In the case of genuine guano, this should be whitish or greyish.

  • It had odd touches of greyish rose, because Whistler had insisted on it.

    Margarita's Soul Ingraham Lovell
  • Their color in winter is a steel grey and in summer is a greyish brown.

    Black Beaver James Campbell Lewis
  • It is a greyish fowl with dull brick-red wings and shoulders.

  • Some wore slouch hats of greyish felt, and some catskin caps.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • Some are nearly white, some greyish, others buff striped with brown.

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson
  • A greyish hue was spreading over the land as they neared the place.

    Indian Story and Song Alice C. Fletcher
  • It was of a greyish colour, and the mouth was quite black and very large.

    Mythical Monsters

    Charles Gould

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