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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
As well as the characteristic white ring around the eye, they usually have green plumage with white, yellow or greyish underparts.
The upper body is reddish or greyish brown, and the underparts are white.
Full-grown lice are the size of a sesame seed, have six legs, and are tan to greyish-white.
She was last known to be wearing running clothes, mittens, earbuds and a greyish-blue mini iPod.
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