\ 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



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

Other Words from beige


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 The Deal: Kosas is offering a free full-size Vegas Weightless Lipstick (a lovely warm beige pictured above) with every purchase of $60 or more on, while supplies last. Sarah Han, Allure, 29 July 2022 Moreover, hidden within the beige are depictions of success and fulfilment. CNN, 7 July 2022 For this Brooklyn townhouse, designer Delia Kenza had only one rule: no beige. Alyssa Bird, ELLE Decor, 18 May 2022 Magic Brownie's comes with a true beige and warmer chocolate shade to warm it up or cool it down, and Angel Rave's comes with a bright blue and vivid pink, for the same effect. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, 17 May 2022 Color options include neutral beige, peacock blue, and the charcoal gray that's shown. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 9 May 2022 The cushions are available in a handful of soft colors, plus neutral beige. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 16 May 2022 Ours was appointed in gloss black and a mix of faux and real leather in a light beige that made the cabin look like the top of a crème brûlée. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 6 Apr. 2022 Although as long as ever, Megan wore one of her most subtle manicures ever — a glossy beige with pink undertones. Marci Robin, Allure, 27 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The Deep Water actor went for a classic navy suit, white dress shirt, and beige tie for his Parisian date with his new wife. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 July 2022 For accessories, Cardi opted for big black shades and a puffy beige vest with a hood. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 7 June 2022 Erin founded Nude Barre based on her personal experience as a woman of color within the professional dance industry where nude had only been defined as a singular shade: beige. Rachel King, Fortune, 27 Feb. 2022 Grace always wore that pussycat-bow shirt under those fawny beige little sweaters. Vogue, 26 Jan. 2022 Acne Studios rust orange/beige shearling jacket features a fur collar and two pockets, and is a versatile fall staple for any occasion. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 6 Nov. 2021 Dorothee Schumacher beige top and trouser, Garrett Leight sunglasses. Leah Greenblatt,, 5 Oct. 2021 Steinfeld stepped out in a glittering beige slip Iris Van Herpen dress with radiant, petal-shaped panels and matching Jimmy Choo platforms for fashion's biggest night. Vanessa Etienne,, 14 Sep. 2021 Green may be driving a brown and beige 1986 GMC Jimmy with Texas license plate No. DYM7901, police said. Nataly Keomoungkhoun, Dallas News, 18 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of beige


1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for beige


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


borrowed from French — more at beige entry 1

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\ 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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