Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of a clear cool pale-gray color, resembling that of the pearl.
  • noun A clear pale bluish-gray color.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • At the designer's shop in lower Manhattan, a pearl-gray dinner jacket with grosgrain lapels is draped snugly over a rumpled silk vest and a wing-collar shirt made of beefy cotton piqué.

    Ode to Handsome

  • See further: snowfall, a small cabin with fireplace, burning, the curl of smoke pearl-gray against the whiter sky, a history book, the end of time.

    The light that draws the flower

  • A light fall, only: soft whiteness drifting from a pearl-gray sky.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • But he was even more surprised to find a beautiful pearl-gray Armani suit hung up there as well.

    In The Shadow of The Cypress

  • He was dressed in a sombre yet rich style, in black frock-coat, shining hat, neat brown gaiters, and well-cut pearl-gray trousers.

    Sole Music

  • He was a thick-bodied man who wore blue suits, a pearl-gray Stetson, and a fat watch in his vest pocket.

    The Convict and Other Stories

  • But he was even more surprised to find a beautiful pearl-gray Armani suit hung up there as well.

    In The Shadow of The Cypress

  • Kevin is dressed in an immaculate white dress shirt, with pearl-gray slacks.

    Zebratown

  • With a closet full of Akris, she has worn a summer pearl-gray jacket and black skirt with a scalloped hem to meetings in the Middle East and has worn a tomato-red Akris coat for five seasons.

    Selling $4,000 Jackets in a Slowdown

  • A pearl-gray dress with crimson trimmings, made with a long waist, modestly outlined the bust and covered the shoulders, still rather thin, with a chemisette which left nothing to view but the first curves of the throat where it joined the shoulders.

    Modeste Mignon

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