Definition of Grayish

1. Adjective. Of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black. "A man with greyish hair"

Exact synonyms: Gray, Grey, Greyish
Similar to: Achromatic, Neutral
Derivative terms: Gray, Grayness, Greyness



Definition of Grayish

1. a. Somewhat gray.

Definition of Grayish

1. Adjective. somewhat gray ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grayish

1. somewhat gray [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grayish

graybody
grayed
grayer
grayest
grayfish
grayfishes
grayflies
grayfly
grayhaired
grayhead
grayheads
grayhen
grayhound
grayhounds
graying
grayish (current term)
grayish brown
grayishly
grayishness
grayite
graylag
graylags
grayle
grayles
grayline
grayling
graylings
graylist
graylisted
graylisting

Literary usage of Grayish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher by Robert Ridgway (1919)
"... and a less distinct postocular streak of dusky; nape pale dull buffy passing into light grayish brown on lower hind- neck, streaked with dusky, ..."

2. A System of Mineralogy: Including an Extended Treatise on Crystallography by James Dwight Dana (1837)
"Subsection A. Streak white, or grayish-white. ... Color white, or grayish. No effervescence with acids. Color, Diaphaneity, Ire. Blowpipe. ..."

3. Manual of the Vertebrates of the Northern United States: Including the by David Starr Jordan (1878)
"Black and white; sides chestnut in $; $ duller and grayish; crest high and compressed; nostrils sub-basal; L. 19; W. 8. N. Am., common. ..."

4. Frank Forester's Field Sports of the United States, and British Provinces by Henry William Herbert (1864)
"Adult with the bill carmine-red; with the unguis white ; head and neck grayish- brown ; a white band, margined behind with blackish-brown, on the anterior ..."

5. Transactions of the American Entomological Society by American Entomological Society (1905)
"Dorsal cilia grayish fuscous. burred with darker lines. ... Abdomen above dark ochreous fuscous. under-iile of body and legs grayish, tinted with fuscous. ..."

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