ashy

adjective
\ ˈa-shē How to pronounce ashy (audio) \
ashier; ashiest

Definition of ashy

1 : of or relating to ashes
2 : ashen

Examples of ashy in a Sentence

paramedics knew she was in shock because she was ashy and shaking
Recent Examples on the Web Cast members Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Skye Townsend riff on relatable themes, like ashy skin, hair woes and the politics of the Black church, and present them with a healthy helping of Black lady joy. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 4 Apr. 2022 In recent years, the mouse population has exploded, attracting burrowing owls that also prey on the ashy storm-petrel, officials said. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 21 Dec. 2021 In recent years, the mouse population has exploded, attracting burrowing owls that also prey on the ashy storm-petrel, officials said. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 21 Dec. 2021 Dre overreacts to Devante leaving the house ashy and Bow intervenes, making the situation worse. Rodney Ho, ajc, 31 Jan. 2022 The wax dies down and makes way for baked apples, stewed plums, mocha, and the ashy smoke continues to give a nice little kick. Felipe Schrieberg, Forbes, 30 Jan. 2022 The federal government plans to air-drop poison onto the Farallon Islands off San Francisco to kill mice that are indirectly harming a bird called the ashy storm petrel. Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec. 2021 In recent years, the mouse population has exploded, attracting burrowing owls that also prey on the ashy storm-petrel, officials said. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 21 Dec. 2021 But Vidal and colleagues were able to determine the age of the eruption that deposited the ash by sampling rocks closer to their volcanic sources, in places where ashy debris contained plenty of larger crystals suitable for radiometric dating. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ashy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Apr 2022

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“Ashy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ashy. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for ashy

ashy

adjective
\ ˈa-shē How to pronounce ashy (audio) \
ashier; ashiest

Kids Definition of ashy

1 : of or relating to ashes The Baudelaire orphans looked around … amid the ashy ruins of their destroyed home.— Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator
2 : very pale an ashy face

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