grayish grayish  /ˈɡreɪ ɪʃ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Java junkie Krista Marks is used to the looks of dismay she gets from guests when she offers them a cup of coffee and then pulls out a stash of grayish-green unroasted coffee beans.
  2. But its grayish-blue palette and more conventional layout give it an air of grim seriousness against which take place completely absurd events.
  3. A grayish human silhouette, moving, yes, but as unidentifiable as the similar blank spot in the second of the three versions of the Forrester assassination we'd seen had been.

News

  • Exploring the Rugged Wonders of Owyhee

    BRUNEAU • An ocean of grayish-green sagebrush looms from horizon to horizon as you walk the canyon rims of Owyhee wilderness areas.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Times-News

Quotes

  1. "The Moon is essentially gray, no color; looks like plaster of Paris or sort of a grayish beach sand," Lovell reported back to Mission Control.
    on Dec 24, 2008 By: Jim Lovell Source: FOXNews

  2. Tapper, filing for ABC NEWS DIGITAL MEDIA, said that "Putin was apparently appreciative, saying before their meeting that he was looking forward to moving past 'periods of, shall we say, grayish mood between our two countries and of stagnation.' 'We...
    on Jul 7, 2009 By: Jake Tapper Source: ABC News

  3. "In the winter," Ullmann writes, "he let his hair grow free, giving him an aspect of towering grayish white, which in combination with his handsomely lined, aging face suggested the beginnings of a rauk, one of those 400-million-year-old...
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: Linn Ullmann Source: New York Times

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