or·​ang·​ish ˈär-in-jish How to pronounce orangish (audio)
: somewhat orange

Examples of orangish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was a green meadow, a cluster of orangish clay buildings, and a pale road leading to a grove of trees. Nick Romeo, The New Yorker, 22 Aug. 2023 At the top of the stairs, across from the place where Virgil died and just past the column, there’s a seafood restaurant in an orangish, yellowish stucco building. Clive Pursehouse, Outside Online, 21 Feb. 2023 The adults are easily identified with bright orangish-red colored wings and, as the name implies, dark spots. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Mar. 2023 See if this isn’t so, as your gaze segues smoothly across black outlines among greenery, blue water and sky, and orangish flesh. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 9 May 2022 Available in four shades of orangish reds, this creamy formula comes in a small pot and is best applied with your own fingers, thanks in part to its buttery texture made with carnauba wax. Justine Carreon, Allure, 18 Oct. 2022 Finally, the Madeira has an interesting orangish hue and familiar notes of raisin, fig, spice and cream that arise from this type of cask finish. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 17 July 2022 The wildfires, spanning 2.5 square miles (6.5 square kilometers), engulfed parts of the area in smoky, orangish skies as residents scrambled to get to safety. Patty Nieberg, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Dec. 2021 For a few years, the floors of American homes were slathered in brownish/reddish/orangish synthetic fibers, probably made from petroleum. Star Tribune, 16 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of orangish was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Orangish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orangish. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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