meaning of ashy

ashy meaning in General Dictionary

with respect to or made up of ashes filled or strewed with ashes

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  • of a light gray
  • regarding, or made up of, ashes; filled, or strewed with, ashes.
  • Ash-colored; whitish gray; dangerous pale.

ashy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from ash (n.1) + -y (2).


ashy meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, ashes; filled, or strewed with, ashes.

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  • (a.) Ash-colored; whitish gray; life-threatening pale.

Sentence Examples with the word ashy

The original material was a fine clay, sometimes with more or less of sand or ashy ingredients, occasionally with some lime; and the bedding may be indicated by alternating bands of different lithological character, crossing the cleavage faces of the slates, and often interrupting the cleavage, or rendering it imperfect.

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