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

  • adjective pale gray; ash-colored.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a light shade of grey
  • adjective of a light grey


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  • She'd been talking about it for days, the babies so soft, so sweet and innocent, covered in ash-gray down.

    The Swans

  • I wondered if her fuzzy ash-gray hair with an unnatural lavender tint would dissolve in rain like the cotton candy being sold on the corner.

    Truth at a Bonsai Booth

  • Bhavani Puri, a bridal-wear designer, wore an ash-gray hooded sweat shirt painted with sadhus, or Hindu holy men, as she described her views on the intersection of religion, fashion and Indian culture.

    Traditional Indian piety makes way for pop culture images of Hindu gods

  • The sparse ash-gray straight hair that grew back was embarrassing.

    A Book of Miracles

  • One time my mother had filled a bathtub with bits and pieces of the ocean: a collage of ash-gray barnacles lined up like toy soldiers, a small flock of ghost crabs that hoisted themselves across the tub with weary ticktock steps, old men in their shells.

    The Gin Closet

  • Harri scuffed at the ash-gray residue left by the powder.

    Father Swarat

  • ACROSS THE HIGHWAY, at an open-air watermelon stand, a man wearing black jeans and unpolished black hobnailed boots and wideband suspenders and a Grateful Dead T-shirt, the fabric washed so many times it was ash-gray, sat at a plank table in ninety-six-degree shade, the wind popping the canvas tarp above his head.

    Rain Gods

  • He was a stunning cat with his large frame, ash-gray coat, camel-colored belly, and bold black stripes.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Cat

  • At one time, unmistakable in their coarse, ash-gray habits, they were present at almost all the nerve centers of city life.


  • Medium height, the kind of face they called "elfin," with slanted ash-gray eyes and a bob of shoulder-length chrome-white hair.

    The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection


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