beige

noun
\ ˈbāzh How to pronounce beige (audio) \

Definition of beige

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : cloth made of natural undyed wool
2a : a variable color averaging light grayish-yellowish brown
b : a pale to grayish yellow

beige

adjective

Definition of beige (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of a color that is light grayish-yellowish brown : of the color beige a beige skirt
2 : lacking distinction : vanilla sense 2

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Other Words from beige

Noun

beigy \ ˈbā-​zhē How to pronounce beige (audio) \ adjective

Examples of beige in a Sentence

Adjective some food critics have dismissed that chef's version of French cuisine as beige and boring
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Standouts include the brand's vast new collection of nudes (from the palest beige to rosewood) and 999, a bold crimson and the only color goes across all four finishes. Jessica Matlin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Dior Just Launched 75 New Refillable Lipsticks," 15 Jan. 2021 With the help of decorator Tham Kannalikham, current President Donald Trump replaced the Obama-era beige striped wallpaper in the Oval Office with a light grey damask option. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, "A Look at the Most Impressive—and Fascinating—White House Interiors Throughout History," 14 Jan. 2021 The display shelf is a natural light wood that complements the natural beige of cotton cording. Popular Science, "Macrame wall hangings for every home," 8 Jan. 2021 Rather than the classic beige, opt for chic, silken version—and wear it as a dress. The Editors, Town & Country, "How to Style a Classic Trench Coat for Any Occasion," 30 Dec. 2020 Over time, Zumthor had revised the building’s color from tarry black, which was controversial, to mild beige. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, "The Iconoclast Remaking Los Angeles’s Most Important Museum," 5 Oct. 2020 Order a pair in white or 90s-era retro color combos like turquoise and purple or acid pink and bare beige. Lindsey Olander, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 White Sneakers That Pair With Everything In Your Suitcase," 8 June 2020 Designers of hotel spaces have traditionally tended to favor either theatrical flair (baroque finishes and opulent flourishes) or the opposite: a low-key insouciance consisting of neutral, contemporary furniture and acres of beige-ness. Washington Post, "Hotel design trends: Lobbies and rooms with a point of view," 29 Jan. 2020 For example, a cool beige will harmonize with a deep gray countertop, while a cream paint will draw warmth from wood flooring. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, "9 Essential Tips for Choosing the Coziest Farmhouse Kitchen Colors," 29 Apr. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective At the 66-acre site, groups of beige trailers encircle a giant white dining tent, a soccer field and a basketball court. Washington Post, "First migrant facility for children opens under Biden," 23 Feb. 2021 After his body was found, Gutierrez said that Soto’s car, a 2013 beige Chevrolet Malibu, was missing. Jacob Beltran, San Antonio Express-News, "Mother seeks answers after son found shot to death in East Side," 13 Feb. 2021 Shades of white, cream, beige, gray and taupe are all ideal (just keep some good upholstery cleaners on hand!). Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, "6 Minimalist Design Tips That Prove Less Is More," 4 Jan. 2021 Channel Brigitte Bardot and opt for neutrals like cream and beige that let your athletic prowess make the real statement. Marykate Boylan, Town & Country, "6 Ski Outfits to Take You from the Slopes to the Lodge," 31 Dec. 2020 This decor decision is a stark contrast from the Trump-era Oval Office, which had a predominantly neutral color palette, mainly made up of beige and other muted hues. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, "A First Look at President Joe Biden’s Oval Office," 21 Jan. 2021 The disappearance of a young woman threatens to change the beige and banal lives of Anne Fedder (Barbara Crampton) and her pastor husband Jakob Fedder (Larry Fessenden) forever. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, "‘Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil’ will open first virtual SXSW Film Festival," 14 Jan. 2021 The Fed's report, known as the beige book, will form the basis for discussions when central bank officials hold their next meeting on interest rates Jan. 26-27. Martin Crutsinger, ajc, "Fed survey finds economy slowing in some areas of country," 13 Jan. 2021 The Fed's report, known as the beige book, will form the basis for discussions when central bank officials hold their next meeting on interest rates Jan. 26-27. Martin Crutsinger, Star Tribune, "Fed survey finds economy slowing in some areas of country," 13 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of beige

Noun

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for beige

Noun

borrowed from French, going back to Middle French baige, noun derivative of Old French bege "uncolored, having the color of natural wool," of uncertain origin

Adjective

borrowed from French — more at beige entry 1

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“Beige.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beige. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for beige

beige

noun

English Language Learners Definition of beige

: a light yellowish-brown color

beige

noun
\ ˈbāzh How to pronounce beige (audio) \

Kids Definition of beige

: a yellowish brown

Other Words from beige

beige adjective a beige shirt

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