orangey

adjective

or·​ang·​ey ˈär-in-jē How to pronounce orangey (audio)
ˈär(-ə)n-,
ˈȯr-in-,
ˈȯr(-ə)n-
variants or orangy
: resembling or suggestive of an orange (as in flavor or color)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web One wall features a Buddha statue, soaking in some sort of tub with mountains and orangey red puffy clouds in the background. David Williams, CNN, 25 Mar. 2020 Bitter melon, a bumpy green fruit used in savory Asian cooking, gets a cool makeover in this light orangey-pink, frothy smoothie. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, 8 July 2019 For the first time in years, Kidman has long, fiery, orangey-red hair. Marci Robin, Allure, 15 Mar. 2019 The condo has orangey stone floors that could well have been summoned from the ’80s-era set of The Golden Girls. Kathryn O'shea-evans, House Beautiful, 9 Jan. 2019 Medium Skin: Go for an orangey shade such as CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor in Hot ($6.50; at drugstores), which will reflect the yellow undertones in your skin. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, 12 Mar. 2012 Earl Grey and Constant Comment teas are nice here for their orangey aroma and flavor. Adam Ried, BostonGlobe.com, 19 May 2018 The orangey creation will be joining Bud Light Lime as a citrusy riff off Bud Light, America’s best-selling beer. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, 8 Apr. 2018 Wood floors: Homes with wood floors that haven't been updated in a while likely have a honey oak finish or even that orangey color from red oak. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, 6 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1778, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of orangey was in 1778

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“Orangey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orangey. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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