or grey·ish



having a tinge of gray; slightly gray: The sky was full of dark, grayish clouds.
similar to gray: a grayish color; a grayish purple.

Origin of grayish

First recorded in 1555–65; gray1 + -ish1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for greyish

Historical Examples of greyish

  • 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