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sal·low 1

adj. sal·low·er, sal·low·est
Of a sickly yellowish hue or complexion.
tr.v. sal·lowed, sal·low·ing, sal·lows
To make sallow.

[Middle English salowe, from Old English salo.]

sal′low·ly adv.
sal′low·ness n.

sal·low 2

Any of several low-growing or shrubby European willows, especially Salix caprea or S. cinerea, having large catkins that appear early in the spring and formerly used as a source of charcoal and tannin.

[Middle English saloue, from Old English sealh.]
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Noun1.sallowness - a sickly yellowish skin color
complexion, skin color, skin colour - the coloring of a person's face
إمْتِقاع الوَجْه، شُحوب
beteges sápadtságsárgásság
gulleitur fölvi


[ˈsæləʊnɪs] Nlo amarillo, lo cetrino


nBlässe f, → Fahlheit f


[ˈsæləʊnɪs] ncolore m giallastro


(ˈsӕləu) adjective
(of a complexion) pale or yellowish, not pink.
ˈsallowness noun
References in classic literature ?
What he in green thought of Don Quixote of La Mancha was that a man of that sort and shape he had never yet seen; he marvelled at the length of his hair, his lofty stature, the lankness and sallowness of his countenance, his armour, his bearing and his gravity- a figure and picture such as had not been seen in those regions for many a long day.
So that, gentle sir, neither this horse, nor this lance, nor this shield, nor this squire, nor all these arms put together, nor the sallowness of my countenance, nor my gaunt leanness, will henceforth astonish you, now that you know who I am and what profession I follow.
Miles, the master, affirmed that he would do very well if he had fewer cakes and sweetmeats sent him from home; but the mother's heart turned from an opinion so harsh, and inclined rather to the more refined idea that John's sallowness was owing to over-application and, perhaps, to pining after home.
Casaubon's moles and sallowness, had escaped to the vicarage to play with the curate's ill-shod but merry children.
Exposure to sun not only causes pre-cancerous (actinic keratosis) and cancerous (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma) skin lesions - caused by loss of the skin's immune function, it also leads to benign tumors, fine and coarse wrinkles, freckles, sallowness - a yellow discoloration of the skin, telangiectasias - the dilation of small blood vessels under the skin, and elastosis - the destruction of the elastic tissue causing lines and wrinkles.
The waxy sallowness of his cheeks; the weathering of the whitewash of the house.
uk height of summer, sallowness is a common complaint, and that's where the pink and purple shades of colour correctors come in.
The Nyx range has five shades that address different concerns: yellow, which illuminates fair to medium complexions; green to neutralize redness; pink, which gives luminosity to dull skin; a peach that restores the healthy glow of medium to dark complexions; and blue, which brightens sallowness in fair complexions.
At day 60, all participants had improvements in infraorbital brightness, moistness, wrinkles, sallowness, crepiness, smooth texture, and skin tone.
It can make your teeth look whiter and counteracts sallowness, giving your skin a brighter appearance.