a shade


: a bit : a little
He is just a shade taller than his brother.

Examples of a shade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The billboards feature a shade of blue that is now the profile photo and backdrop of her social media accounts. Jem Aswad, Variety, 2 Apr. 2024 Available in an impressive range of 20 different hues, this dress comes in a shade that will suit everyone. Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 23 Mar. 2024 The knits are some of the best pieces: an alpaca mesh cardigan and tunic in a shade of tomato red or dusty baby blue, an oversized cashmere crew in Copenhagen blue, and an asymmetric slouchy turtleneck in mint green. Laia Garcia-Furtado, Vogue, 20 Mar. 2024 Some observers noted that the paint’s shade of green is similar to a shade used by Islington Council, the district authority in charge, in street signs. Annabelle Timsit, Washington Post, 18 Mar. 2024 Conversely, Wood’s career ground ball percentage of 48.6% is just a shade lower than San Francisco’s major league-leading ground ball rate of 48.7% last season. Jon Becker, The Mercury News, 13 Mar. 2024 Try a shade like lime green in an office or bedroom—for a surprise application, skip the walls and paint the ceiling instead. Make a small laundry room or bathroom feel larger with floor-to-ceiling color. Marisa Spyker, Southern Living, 8 Feb. 2024 Last week, Gallen and the Diamondbacks avoided arbitration by agreeing to terms on a one-year deal worth a shade over $10 million. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 19 Jan. 2024 The American Astronomical Society says the sun's light may be too bright for some using the shade 12, and the view through a shade 15 or higher may be too dark. Jennifer Dixon, Detroit Free Press, 27 Mar. 2024

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“A shade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20shade. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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