Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Paleness or pallor; general whitishness; a pale coloration.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • He seemed suddenly struck with an awful thought, which caused a momentary pallescence in his rosy complexion; and after a brief hesitation, he turned his galloway, and told his companions he should give them good day.

    Maid Marian

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.