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greyish

[grey-ish] /ˈgreɪ ɪʃ/
adjective
1.

grayish

or greyish

[grey-ish] /ˈgreɪ ɪʃ/
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.
Origin of grayish
1555-1565
1555-65; gray1 + -ish1
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  • Anal fin resembling the second dorsal, greyish, with the margin dull-purple.

  • And under his greyish moustache his lips quivered piteously.

    Father Sergius Leo Tolstoy
  • The hen is a reddish-brown bird (greyish in winter), with a black tail with a reddish patch over the tail.

    Indian Birds Douglas Dewar
  • Where his stolid four poster and dresser had been there was greyish nothingness.

    The Street That Wasn't There Clifford Donald Simak
  • In colour it is greyish brown, clotted all over with dark brown.

    The Ocean World: Louis Figuier
  • Their color in winter is a steel grey and in summer is a greyish brown.

    Black Beaver James Campbell Lewis
  • In general colour it is dingy brown, with a whitish stripe along the back and some greyish marking on the sides.

  • It is a greyish fowl with dull brick-red wings and shoulders.

  • On every claim were dozens of cabins, and many high cones of greyish muck.

    The Trail of '98 Robert W. Service
  • Some wore slouch hats of greyish felt, and some catskin caps.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid

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