Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A relatively luminous slate color.

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

  • adjective Of a dark gray, like slate.

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

  • adjective of the color of slate or granite

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Examples

  • I looked back to shore and saw we now had this enormous slate-gray thunderhead approaching us.

    Binky Philips: I Visit Graceland and Get Kurt Cobain's Autograph

  • Thus, life was always the same in Margaret's bare cubicle up on the fifth floor of the slate-gray Owens& Tabby office building.

    Invasive Species

  • We've been married 24 years and the slate-gray Subaru Forester we bought last week marks our marriage's third car.

    Life on Four Wheels

  • The setting for "EXIT," by Dane Laffrey, has a slate-gray hue and looks like a slick back room in a club where the only way out is a single emergency door.

    High Decor, Not Demure

  • I was most impressed by the handsome, slate-gray barber's smocks draped over customers.

    Among the Occupiers

  • Joe Kohen for The Wall Street Journal The author with the third car of his 24-year marriage, a slate-gray Subaru Forester he picked up on Friday.

    Life on Four Wheels

  • DAYLIGHT HAD DIMMED TO A slate-gray smudge on the western horizon by the time they landed at City Airport in London.

    The Black Madonna

  • Chester produced a slate-gray object made from fossilized ivory.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • Chester produced a slate-gray object made from fossilized ivory.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • All he could see was the slag heap, a slate-gray mountain of tailings, waste from the coal mine, mostly shale and sandstone.

    'Fall of Giants'

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