American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A grayish or yellowish white.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. tending toward white; not pure white.
- n. a grayish white.
- n. a shade of white the color of bleached bones
- adj. of something having a color tending toward white
“For straightforward, reliable silk shirts, try various shades of off-white from Equipment from around £225.”
“For off-white jackets, try Stella McCartney's slim-fit twill blazer (£1,035); for white, Elizabeth & James's Emery linen and cotton-blend blazer (£350) or Day Birger et Mikkelsen's "South African" cropped blazer (£170).”
“Savvy designers who create a pre-season line, or a resort collection—and almost all of them do these days—recognize the importance of white or off-white to a summer customer desperate to buy something that isn't made of boiled wool in black or navy.”
“If you are wearing white or off-white trousers and jacket, what goes underneath matters most; it's the contrast that will make it all work.”
“The viewer begins at the outset of a march along an off-white path towards the horizon, towards a low-hanging light barely able to sustain its flame.”
“The first-time bride wore an off-white, long silk gown by Angel Sanchez, and guests danced to the music of Peter Duchin.”
“She suggested "Skimming Stone," an off-white with mineral properties.”
“This year, one large mushroom, with off-white little scales on top and greenish "gills" under the cap, is plentiful, despite the record heat.”
“The Delano Hotel is mostly white and off-white (including the TV's) and its famous pool is called a "Water Salon" (and still features piped-in classical music as well as designated areas for floating, eating, sleeping and meditating).”
“An off-white lace dress that was a remake of a vintage gown.”
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