greyness


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Noun1.greyness - a neutral achromatic color midway between white and blackgreyness - a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
achromatic color, achromatic colour - a color lacking hue; white or grey or black
ash gray, ash grey, silver gray, silver grey, silver - a light shade of grey
dappled-gray, dappled-grey, dapple-gray, dapple-grey - grey with a mottled pattern of darker grey markings
iron-gray, iron-grey - the color of freshly broken cast iron
tattletale gray, tattletale grey - a greyish white
Davy's gray, Davy's grey, iron blue, steel gray, steel grey - slightly purplish or bluish dark grey
Translations

greyness

grayness (US) [ˈgreɪnɪs] N
1. (= grey colour) [of sky, clouds] → lo gris; [of hair] → lo canoso
2. (= bleakness) [of situation] → lo deprimente; [of future] → lo poco prometedor
the greyness of his suits exactly matched the greyness of his mindel gris de sus trajes reflejaba lo gris de su mentalidad
in a world full of greyness this was her only hopeen un mundo tan sombrío ésta era su única esperanza

greyness

[ˈgreɪnɪs] (British) grayness (US) n
[weather, winter] → grisaille f
[world, situation] → caractère m sombre
[person] → morosité fgrey squirrel (British) gray squirrel (US) nécureuil m gris, petit-gris m

greyness

, (US) grayness
n
(= colour)Grau nt; (of face)Fahlheit f; (of weather, day)Trübheit f
(= bleakness: of life, world, outlook) → Trostlosigkeit f, → Öde f
(= anonymity, of person) → Gesichtslosigkeit f; (of place)Anonymität f
References in classic literature ?
Sometimes, as the road was cut through the pine woods that seemed in the darkness to be closing down upon us, great masses of greyness which here and there bestrewed the trees, produced a peculiarly weird and solemn effect, which carried on the thoughts and grim fancies engendered earlier in the evening, when the falling sunset threw into strange relief the ghost-like clouds which amongst the Carpathians seem to wind ceaselessly through the valleys.
Tumultuous waves of the great river rise And seem to storm the skies, While snow-bright peak and prairie mist combine, And greyness softens the harsh mountain line.
Healthy and muscular, he yet gave her the feeling of greyness, of tragedy that might only find solution in the night.
After days of rain and greyness the weather had turned over a new leaf.
The fire had crumbled down to greyness, and one of the lamps made a gurgling appeal for attention.
They have never entered into mine, but into yours, we thought--Haven't we all to struggle against life's daily greyness, against pettiness, against mechanical cheerfulness, against suspicion?
Soon, a storm blows up, the greyness is swept away and Dorothy is off to Oz and the psychedelic City of Emeralds with her quivering companions, Lion (Michael Blair), Scarecrow (Maria Crocker) and Tin Man, here known as Nick Chopper (Carl Kennedy).
Faded Glories shows a glamorous but rotting red classic car against the greyness of Cuba, which Hilary has visited 13 times, and seen the car slowly rot away.
The coloristic properties outlined in the brochure include: jetness, as measured by blackness value MY, relative tint strength, and greyness value GY.
Meanwhile April comes in, then moves us closer to May and early spring's thick palls of wet greyness give way.
They should stipulate to all the participants that their designs must include substantial areas of greenery to soften the relentless greyness and give people somewhere to relax without getting concrete blindness.
The second series opener of The Mill (Channel 4, Sunday) might not have sounded too welcoming - it also featured smallpox, the screams of child labour, lots of sombre music, an all-enveloping greyness and concentrated on the one thing money can't buy: poverty - but there's more to it than might meet the eye on a cursory look.