very light brown in color, as raw silk, unbleached linen, etc.
an ecru color.
- Also é·cru [French ey-kry]. /French eɪˈkrü/.
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How to use ecru in a sentence
She wore a couture ecru-colored coat, slim-fitting pants and, best of all: a sleek, shiny new hairstyle.Kerry Washington’s Hair Evolution As Olivia Pope on Scandal | Allison Samuels | October 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
They are the ones who appear to be in living color that contrasts sharply with the bland ecru of their competitors.
She was wearing a gown of Nile green pongee, heavily trimmed with expensive ecru lace.Marjorie Dean College Freshman | Pauline Lester
Just before coming back to college, she had indulged in long ecru suède gloves, which she now drew on silently.Molly Brown's Sophomore Days | Nell Speed
The child had on a soft ecru dress, cut low at the throat and simply made.The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires | Laura Dent Crane
British Dictionary definitions for ecru
a greyish-yellow to a light greyish colour; the colour of unbleached linen
of the colour ecru
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