old rose

noun

Definition of old rose

: a variable color averaging a grayish red

Examples of old rose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since September, support for Buttigieg among voters 65 and older rose from 6% to 18% in Nevada and from 4% to 11% in South Carolina. CBS News, "CBS News Battleground Tracker: Buttigieg rises in Iowa and New Hampshire, Biden back atop delegate hunt," 18 Nov. 2019 The first person into the hall Saturday was the 10-year-old rising fifth-grader, who has donated $2,500 so far. Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, "‘Finally!’ Dinosaur lovers descend on the Smithsonian’s newly renovated fossil hall," 9 June 2019 The amp lineup kicks off with Imagine Dragons and 14-year-old rising pop artist Grace VanderWaal. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "As Summerfest in Milwaukee gets older, the 51-year-old festival is feeling younger," 26 June 2018 TENNIS Osaka captures Indian Wells title Naomi Osaka routed Daria Kasatkina of Russia, 6-3, 6-2, to win the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., in a matchup of 20-year-old rising stars and earn the first title of her career. BostonGlobe.com, "Twins’ Polanco suspended for 80 games," 18 Mar. 2018 The number of Americans aged 65 and older rose 30.3% over the past decade, from 37.7 million in 2007 to 49.1 million in 2016, and it is projected to increase to over 80 million by 2050. USA TODAY, "America’s 25 thriving industries include goat farming, breweries," 26 Dec. 2017 The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the labor force participation rate for those 75 and older rose from 6.4 percent in 2006 to 8.4 percent in 2016 and is likely to reach 10.8 percent by 2026. Claudia Dreifus, New York Times, "Asked About Retiring, They Have a Simple Answer: Why?," 16 Dec. 2017 The hip-hop community was rocked by 21-year-old rising star Lil Peep's untimely death on Wednesday. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "RiFF RAFF Reflects on Lil Peep's Death, Their Matching Tattoos & Plans for a Joint Album," 16 Nov. 2017 Rate of deaths for workers 55 and older rose to a record for the age group. Katia Dmitrieva, Houston Chronicle, "Killed on the job: 2016 was deadliest in years for U.S. workers," 19 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of old rose

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Old rose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old%20rose. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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