The sallowness of his complexion was emphasized by his almost jet black hair and dark eyes.
The sallowness had left his face and a slight color appeared in his cheeks.
The skin becomes like leather; the colour of the cheeks is replaced by sallowness.
His natural colour is restored, and the sallowness is quite gone.
The skin was yellow, but stretched so firm and hard on the cheek bones that the sallowness did not look unhealthy.
She noted the deep-orange stain on fingers as well as the twitching of muscles and sallowness of skin that came from nicotine.
Sallow is the reverse of healthy in proportion to the sallowness, as a usual thing.
He was deeply moved, but his face showed his emotion only by a slight increase of sallowness.
sallowness of the skin is an early and almost constant event in remittent fever.
Time had added to the sallowness of her complexion, and certain cracks in the canvas but intensified her ugliness.
Old English salo "dusky, dark" (related to sol "dark, dirty"), from Proto-Germanic *salwa- (cf. Middle Dutch salu "discolored, dirty," Old High German salo "dirty gray," Old Norse sölr "dirty yellow"), from PIE root *sal- "dirty, gray" (cf. Old Church Slavonic slavojocije "grayish-blue color," Russian solovoj "cream-colored"). Related: Sallowness.
"shrubby willow plant," Old English sealh (Anglian salh), from Proto-Germanic *salhjon (cf. Old Norse selja, Old High German salaha, and first element in German compound Salweide), from PIE *sal(i)k- "willow" (cf. Latin salix "willow," Middle Irish sail, Welsh helygen, Breton halegen "willow"). French saule "willow" is from Frankish salha, from the Germanic root. Used in Palm Sunday processions and decorations in England before the importing of real palm leaves began.
sallow sal·low (sāl'ō)
adj. sal·low·er, sal·low·est
Of a sickly yellowish hue or complexion. v. sal·lowed, sal·low·ing, sal·lows
To make sallow.