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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 of ashy
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English asshy. See ash1, -y1
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  • His cheerfulness was all gone, and he looked old and pinched and ashy.

  • Her face, which had been flushed, was now ashy pale, and her lips were compressed.

  • At the sound of his own name his paleness turned to an ashy yellow.

  • Then it turned to an ashy tint; it lay over the church-yard.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • She sees him drifting—over the black water, through the ashy light.

    The Frozen Deep Wilkie Collins
  • His eyes were closed, his lips were blue and ashy, and his frame was motionless.

    Freaks of Fortune Oliver Optic
  • Helene looked at her and answered with a nod; her face was ashy white with faintness, while the other's was lit up by smiles.

    A Love Episode Emile Zola
  • As his eyes fell on the form of his victim his face turned an ashy hue.

    A Dog with a Bad Name Talbot Baines Reed
  • Although the gravel itself was somewhat damp the bones were dry and powdery, ashy gray in color.

    Inca Land Hiram Bingham
  • Accordingly the ashy light is the reflection of our own sent back to us by the Moon.

    Astronomy for Amateurs Camille Flammarion
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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