old rose

noun

: a variable color averaging a grayish red

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web A lot of old rose; a lot of powder blue. Neha Prakash, Marie Claire, 7 Oct. 2020 Weekly pay for workers between 16- and 24-years old rose more than 10%. Gabriel T. Rubin, WSJ, 14 Feb. 2023 The 54-year-old rose from her seat in federal court Wednesday afternoon to confront the two D.C. police officers convicted in the 2020 pursuit that killed her son, Karon Hylton-Brown — both of them for obstructing justice, and one of them for second-degree murder. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2022 For instance, instead of always having red, why not venture away from it and combine old rose or even light pink with red. San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Feb. 2023 The 56-year-old rose up through the ranks of the automaker after an injury forced him to quit his minor league baseball career in the Cincinnati Reds organization. Dallas News, 28 Jan. 2023 The 26-year-old rose to fame acting in Disney franchises like Liv and Maddie and Descendants. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 2 June 2022 Long before the 38-year-old rose to fame in the theater world as Elphaba in the long-running musical Wicked, Vosk worked at a boutique investor relations firm in New York City. Michael Gioia, PEOPLE.com, 29 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of old rose was in 1890

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“Old rose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old%20rose. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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