mauve : Common Errors in English

About mauve

“Mauve” (a kind of purple) is pronounced to rhyme with “grove,” not “mawv.”

mauve Meaning(s)

  • (n) a moderate purple
  • (s) of a pale to moderate greyish violet color

mauve in News

  1. Michelle Dockery in Her Tennis-Watching Outfit

    In celebration of Day 1 at Wimbledon, Lady Mary showed up alongside Lady Edith to the Evian Live Young VIP suite wearing a casual, summery mauve-pink shirtdress contrasted with a white collar and large buttons. The actress paired the dress with a navy overcoat, chestnut ballet flats, and a canary ... More »
    on June 25, 2013 Source: New York Magazine

  2. Off the walls of teens

    Want to know everything there is to know about the resident teenager? Walk into her room. "Three minutes of observation in my bedroom will tell you more about me than three hours of conversation," Valerie Lenzi, 18, a senior at Owen J. Roberts High School, wrote in her Common App college essay. "Walk through the heavy, metal kitchen door, up the mauve-carpeted staircase . . . and stop directly ...
    on June 22, 2013 Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

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