or·​ang·​ey | \ ˈär-in-jē How to pronounce orangey (audio) , ˈär(-ə)n-, ˈȯr-in-, ˈȯr(-ə)n-\
variants: or orangy

Definition of orangey

: resembling or suggestive of an orange (as in flavor or color)

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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, "Make melons more than fruit-cup filler with one of these 12 recipes," 8 July 2019 For the first time in years, Kidman has long, fiery, orangey-red hair. Marci Robin, Allure, "Nicole Kidman Just Made a Triumphant Return to Red Hair, and She Looks Incredible," 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, "John Fondas Mixes Patterns In A Crazy Awesome Way In This Palm Beach Condo," 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, "5 Tricky Beauty Techniques Made Easy," 12 Mar. 2012 Earl Grey and Constant Comment teas are nice here for their orangey aroma and flavor. Adam Ried,, "Recipes: Four ways to make summer sangria, with or without wine," 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, "Anheuser-Busch debuts summery new Bud Light Orange," 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, "A dramatic home makeover to inspire you," 6 Apr. 2018 Turns out that the carpet in Metro’s trains, that grimy, orangey-brown, 1970s-era relic that is a source of both nostalgia and derision among riders, has a rather checkered past. Faiz Siddiqui, Washington Post, "The story behind the carpeting in Metro’s rail cars? It stinks.," 8 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of orangey

1778, in the meaning defined above

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