ashy


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ash·y

 (ăsh′ē)
adj. ash·i·er, ash·i·est
1. Of, relating to, or covered with ashes.
2. Having the color of ashes; pale.

ash′i·ness n.

ashy

(ˈæʃɪ)
adj, ashier or ashiest
1. (Colours) of a pale greyish colour; ashen
2. consisting of, covered with, or resembling ash

ash•y

(ˈæʃ i)

adj. ash•i•er, ash•i•est.
1. ash-colored; pale; wan.
2. of or resembling ashes.
3. covered with ashes.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ashy - of a light grey
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"

ashy

adjective
Translations

ashy

[ˈæʃɪ] ADJlleno de ceniza

ashy

adj
(= covered with ashes)mit Asche bedeckt
References in classic literature ?
HE LIVED WITH his mother, a grey, silent woman with a peculiar ashy complexion.
It pained, and at the same time amused me, to behold the terrors that attended my advent, to see a furrowed cheek, weather-beaten by half a century of storm, turn ashy pale at the glance of so harmless an individual as myself; to detect, as one or another addressed me, the tremor of a voice which, in long-past days, had been wont to bellow through a speaking-trumpet, hoarsely enough to frighten Boreas himself to silence.
His glassy eyes and his ashy face were alight in an instant with pleasure, grati- tude, gladness, welcome:
The men began to show uneasiness, too, and presently they came flying to me with ashy faces, saying she had sprung a leak.
Nothing was done in its regular order and several of the native servants seemed missing, while those whom Mary saw slunk or hurried about with ashy and scared faces.
His face changed color the instant he read the first lines; his cheeks fading to a dull, yellow-brown hue, which would have been ashy paleness in a less florid man; and his expression becoming saddened and overclouded in a moment.
They drew back from the window, and the Doctor looked for explanation in his friend's ashy face.
It was so beautiful in its form, it was so ashy pale, it was so fixed in its abstraction, it was so full of a wild, sleep-walking, dreamy horror of I don't know what.
Looking in at the door, after knocking in vain, I saw her sitting on the hearth in a ragged chair, close before, and lost in the contemplation of, the ashy fire.
Bois-Guilbert did the same; and his esquire remarked, as he clasped his visor, that his face, which had, notwithstanding the variety of emotions by which he had been agitated, continued during the whole morning of an ashy paleness, was now become suddenly very much flushed.
Again some return of color to the ashy cheeks, and the regular breathing of healthy sleep.
Then suddenly he noticed with a start that some of the grey clinker, the ashy incrustation that covered the meteorite, was falling off the circular edge of the end.