Definition of Greyish

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, Grayish, Grey
Similar to: Achromatic, Neutral
Derivative terms: Gray, Grayness, Greyness



Definition of Greyish

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of grayish) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greyish

1. grayish [adj] - See also: grayish

Lexicographical Neighbors of Greyish

greybody
greyboys
greyed
greyer
greyest
greyhaired
greyhen
greyhens
greyhound
greyhound racing
greyhounded
greyhounding
greyhounds
greying
greyings
greyish (current term)
greyish brown
greyishly
greyishness
greylag
greylag-goose
greylag goose
greylags
greyline
greylist
greylisted
greylisting
greylists
greyly
greyness

Literary usage of Greyish

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

1. The British Noctuae and Their Varieties by James William Tutt (1892)
"The anterior wings of this variety are of a pale greyish-fuscous, with the transverse lines and stigmata well marked and generally outlined in darker ..."

2. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1892)
"The edges of the openings are thickened and dark red; between them there is greyish-brown friable caseous matter. Similar material covers the peritoneum in ..."

3. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1852)
"Primaries, secondaries, and tertiaries, dark brown, edged with white or greyish ash-colour; tail, dark brown, the feathers edged with greyish ash-colour; ..."

4. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. by American Entomological Society (1883)
"«-ach throwing a shade of the same color thr4>ugh the greyish cilia; there is a e-margined white crescent-shaped mark at the end of the cell, the upper por- ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"... connection with the blast furnaces where the iron is smelted. eral greyish color, and though the presence of metal in it cannot be detected by the eye, ..."

6. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1864)
"Antennae greyish fuscous, with faint paler annulations. Palpi with well- developed coarse brush beneath j cinereous, much sprinkled with greyish fuscous. ..."

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