adjective, sal·low·er, sal·low·est.
verb (used with object)
Origin of sallow1
Related formssal·low·ish, adjectivesal·low·ness, noun
Definition for sallow (2 of 2)
Origin of sallow2
Examples from the Web for sallow
Lincoln would endure bout after bout of the hypos, until a permanent sadness settled onto his sallow face.Making Lincoln Sexy: Jerome Charyn’s Fictional President|Tom LeClair|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Junkies have their own look (emaciated, haunted, sallow) and their own junk names: Doolie, Cash, and Dupré.American Dreams, 1953: ‘Junky’ by William S. Burroughs|Nathaniel Rich|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This John is sickly and sallow, his body lacking plasticity.
The final introduction was of a sallow, frowning lump of a fellow called Shanklin.The Devil's Asteroid|Manly Wade Wellman
Thin and sallow, the sharp features remained, and the sarcastic without the arch expression; still she had a very fashionable air.Helen|Maria Edgeworth
He has a sallow, ugly look, and is always peeping and prying about, like a beast watching for its prey.The Bad Family and Other Stories|Mrs. Fenwick
Her sallow face glowed with the conscious virtue bestowed by one of the animal functions upon those who have performed it.At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern|Myrtle Reed
Well, of course that may be the new name for it, but I always called it sallow.Airy Fairy Lilian|Margaret Wolfe Hamilton (AKA Duchess)