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slate gray

[ sleyt grey ]

noun

  1. a dull, dark, bluish gray, the color of slate.


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  • slate-gray adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of slate gray1

First recorded in 1785–95

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Example Sentences

I was looking straight at Mrs. Sheila as he spoke, and I saw a sudden frightened shock jump into the slate-gray eyes.

Sides broadly brownish pink, center of belly white; breast pale slate-gray, crown darker, back washed with brownish.

I surveyed the whole angry surface of that slate-gray, storm-beaten sea, to the misty horizon.

He saw the spars of his little schooner etched black against the slate-gray of the eastern sky.

Like himself, she had evidently just awakened, and she was staring at him out of wide-open, slate-gray eyes.

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