Grayish

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Grayish Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    grayish adj : an achromatic color of any lightness between the extremes of black and white; "gray flannel suit"; "hair just turning gray" [syn: gray, grey, greyish]
Grayish Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Grayish \Gray"ish\, a. Somewhat gray.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Grayish'


Grey (also spelled gray in the United States, see spelling differences) describes the colors ranging from black to white. These, including white and black, are known as achromatic colours or neutral colours.

Complementary colours are defined to mix to grey, either additively or subtractively, and many color models place complements opposite each other in a colour wheel. To produce grey in RGB displays, the R, G, and B primary light sources are combined in proportions equal to that of the white point. In four-colour printing, greys are produced either by the black channel, or by an approximately equal combination of CMY primaries. Images which consist wholly of neutral colours are called monochrome, black-and-white or greyscale.

The first recorded use of grey as a colour name in the English language was in AD 700.

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  • BLT Steak Serves Gefilte Fish for $35 on Its Passover Menu
    Whether you love it or hate it, gefilte fish is just one of those foods that you can't make sexy. The Passover staple—typically made with ground carp, whitefish, or pike—is mushy, fishy, and an unappetizing grayish-tan color. Read more on this news related to 'Grayish'
  • Nature Scenes: Clouded leopards are talented climbers
    Clouded leopards were named for the large, grayish or yellowish cloudlike shapes and spots outlined in black on their fur. These make a perfect camouflage in the leopard’s forest habitat in elevations up to 8,000 feet, from southeastern Asia to southern China, where they live a solitary lifestyle. ... Read more on this news related to 'Grayish'

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