Synonyms for grayer

Grammar : Adj
Spell : grey
Phonetic Transcription : greɪ

Top 10 synonyms for grayer Other synonyms for the word grayer

Définition of grayer

Origin :
  • Old English græg (Mercian grei), from Proto-Germanic *grisja- "gray" (cf. Old Norse grar, Old Frisian gre, Middle Dutch gra, Dutch graw, Old High German grao, German grau), with no certain cognates outside Germanic. French gris, Spanish gris, Italian grigio, Medieval Latin griseus are Germanic loan-words.
  • The distinction between British grey and U.S. gray developed 20c. The noun is c.1200, from the adjective. Gray as figurative for "Southern troops in the U.S. Civil War" is first recorded 1863, in reference to their uniform color. Expression the gray mare is the better horse in reference to households ruled by wives is recorded from 1540s. The verb is 1610s (with an isolated instance from late 14c.). Related: Grayed; graying.
  • adj muted silver in color
  • adj silver
Example sentences :
  • Perhaps the grayer friend heard it, as he sat musing by the fire.
  • Extract from : « The Singing Mouse Stories » by Emerson Hough
  • He was yellower and grayer, and he was getting testy and irascible.
  • Extract from : « On the Stairs » by Henry B. Fuller
  • The men began to shoot at gliding shadows, grayer than the gloom.
  • Extract from : « The U.P. Trail » by Zane Grey
  • Welch Ptarmigan (L. welchi), found in Newfoundland, is said to be grayer in summer.
  • Extract from : « Bird Guide » by Chester A. Reed
  • When I woke in the gray dawn, his face was grayer than that and more cold.
  • Extract from : « The Washer of the Ford » by Fiona Macleod
  • Day by day passed in the prison, each wearier and grayer than the other.
  • Extract from : « Lochinvar » by S. R. Crockett
  • This species is like the latter except that it is grayer on the back of the head and neck.
  • Extract from : « The Bird Book » by Chester A. Reed
  • The male of this species is like the eastern Cardinal but the female is said to be grayer.
  • Extract from : « The Bird Book » by Chester A. Reed
  • Said to be slightly smaller and grayer than the common White-eyed Vireo.
  • Extract from : « The Bird Book » by Chester A. Reed
  • Said to be grayer and the bill to average larger than that of the last.
  • Extract from : « The Bird Book » by Chester A. Reed
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