grayish

[grey-ish]
adjective
1.
having a tinge of gray; slightly gray: The sky was full of dark, grayish clouds.
2.
similar to gray: a grayish color; a grayish purple.
Also, greyish.


Origin:
1555–65; gray1 + -ish1

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gray1 (ɡreɪ)
 
adj, —n, —vb
a variant spelling (now esp US) of grey
 
'grayish1
 
adj
 
'grayly1
 
adv
 
'grayness1
 
n

grey or gray (ɡreɪ)
 
adj
1.  of a neutral tone, intermediate between black and white, that has no hue and reflects and transmits only a little light
2.  greyish in colour or having parts or marks that are greyish
3.  dismal or dark, esp from lack of light; gloomy
4.  neutral or dull, esp in character or opinion
5.  having grey hair
6.  of or relating to people of middle age or above: grey power
7.  ancient; venerable
8.  (of textiles) natural, unbleached, undyed, and untreated
 
n
9.  any of a group of grey tones
10.  grey cloth or clothing: dressed in grey
11.  an animal, esp a horse, that is grey or whitish
 
vb
12.  to become or make grey
 
[Old English grǣg; related to Old High German grāo, Old Norse grar]
 
gray or gray
 
adj
 
n
 
vb
 
[Old English grǣg; related to Old High German grāo, Old Norse grar]
 
'greyish or gray
 
adj
 
'grayish or gray
 
adj
 
'greyly or gray
 
adv
 
'grayly or gray
 
adv
 
'greyness or gray
 
n
 
'grayness or gray
 
n

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Example sentences
The ovaries are of a grayish-pink color, and present either a smooth or a puckered uneven surface.
Adult white-tails have reddish-brown coats in summer which fade to a duller grayish-brown in winter.
The ganglia are small in size, and of a grayish color.
To the west and south are the grayish silhouettes of the gravel heaps and
  towers and conveyors of a concrete company.
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