adjective, ash·i·er, ash·i·est.
ash-colored; pale; wan: an ashy complexion.
of or resembling ashes: an ashy residue.
sprinkled or covered with ashes.
Origin of ashy
First recorded in 1350–1400, ashy
is from the Middle English
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Examples from the Web for ashy
Historical Examples of ashy
That face, now ashy white, was distorted into a diabolical grin.
His face was worn and ashy, but his eyes burned with a piteous fire.
Her face, which had been flushed, was now ashy pale, and her lips were compressed.
Then it turned to an ashy tint; it lay over the church-yard.
Paul strode about the room in silence, ashy pale, his face convulsed and ugly.
British Dictionary definitions for ashy
adjective ashier or ashiest
of a pale greyish colour; ashen
consisting of, covered with, or resembling ash
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Word Origin and History for ashy
late 14c., from ash (n.1) + -y (2).
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