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ashy

[ash-ee] /ˈæʃ i/
adjective, ashier, ashiest.
1.
ash-colored; pale; wan:
an ashy complexion.
2.
of or resembling ashes:
an ashy residue.
3.
sprinkled or covered with ashes.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English asshy. See ash1, -y1
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Examples from the web for ashy
  • With the color of red clay predominating, the new paintings are surprisingly warm compared with his older, ashy gray works.
  • Bark ashy gray, with shallow grooves and short, flaky ridges.
  • Red-brown to ashy gray, divided into irregular flat ridges and fissures.
  • The shell's outer surface is usually eroded, giving the shell a chalky or ashy white appearance.
British Dictionary definitions for ashy

ashy

/ˈæʃɪ/
adjective ashier, ashiest
1.
of a pale greyish colour; ashen
2.
consisting of, covered with, or resembling ash
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Word Origin and History for ashy
adj.

late 14c., from ash (n.1) + -y (2).

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