ash·​en | \ ˈa-shən How to pronounce ashen (audio) \

Definition of ashen

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or made from ash wood

Definition of ashen (Entry 2 of 2)

: resembling ashes (as in color) especially : deathly pale a face ashen and haggard

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Synonyms: Adjective (1)

Antonyms: Adjective (1)

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First Known Use of ashen

Adjective (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ashen was before the 12th century

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“Ashen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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ash·​en | \ ˈa-shən How to pronounce ashen (audio) \

Kids Definition of ashen

1 : of the color of ashes … his fur was an ashen hue with blots of grey …— Brian Jacques, Redwall
2 : very pale She was ashen with fear.

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