Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or state of growing white or whitish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of becoming white; whitishness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of becoming white; whitishness.

Etymologies

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From Latin albescens, present participle of albescō.

Examples

  • In the darkness you may be guided by albescence, a sliver of moon, the patch of a household lantern, even the glitter of the stars.

    The Miko

  • The searingly spectacular deep reds and oranges of the autumnal foliage had already faded, dropped away to dull brown mulch under animals 'hooves, and the first snow had obstinately yet to fall to leave the sere land hidden beneath its crisp albescence.

    The Ninja

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