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gray·ish

 (grā′ĭsh)
adj.
Somewhat gray.
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gray•ish

(ˈgreɪ ɪʃ)

adj.
having a tinge of gray.
[1555–65]
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Adj.1.grayish - of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black; "the little grey cells"; "gray flannel suit"; "a man with greyish hair"
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"
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Translations

grayish

adj grisáceo
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References in classic literature ?
The newcomer was a short, large-boned, yellow-faced, wrinkled old man, with gray bushy eyebrows overhanging bright eyes of an indefinite grayish color.
From the uplands he could get a view of the shaded cut part of the meadow below, with its grayish ridges of cut grass, and the black heaps of coats, taken off by the mowers at the place from which they had started cutting.
Inglis was every day of forty, and short and thin and grayish. Mrs.
The dress was a sombre grayish beige, untrimmed and unbraided, and she wore a small turban of the same dull hue, relieved only by a suspicion of white feather in the side.
Around spread a grayish plain, of a wild aspect, on which every relief was marked in yellow.
A mantle-piece, with two modern Sevres vases, a timepiece representing Cupid with his bent bow, a mirror with an engraving on each side -- one representing Homer carrying his guide, the other, Belisarius begging -- a grayish paper; red and black tapestry -- such was the appearance of Lord Wilmore's drawing-room.
Clouds of a grayish hue were moving rapidly; the East was growing luminous.
On Wednesday, April 23d, the balloon started at four o'clock in the morning, with a grayish sky overhead; night was slow in quitting the surface of the lake, which was enveloped in a dense fog, but presently a violent breeze scattered all the mists, and, after the balloon had been swung to and fro for a moment, in opposite directions, it at length veered in a straight line toward the north.
Instantly the big, round head collapsed, almost as a punctured balloon collapses, as a grayish, semi-fluid matter spurted from it.
The sun sank rapidly; the silvery light had faded from the bare boughs and the watery twilight was setting in when Wilson at last walked down the hill, descending into cooler and cooler depths of grayish shadow.
He said the grayish ash column reached about 500 meters to one kilometer.
on Friday, Mayon spewed grayish ash plume from the summit before drifting southwest with the height of 300-meters.