orangish

adjective
or·​ang·​ish | \ ˈär-in-jish How to pronounce orangish (audio) , ˈär(-ə)n-, ˈȯr-in-, ˈȯr(-ə)n- \

Definition of orangish

: somewhat orange

Examples of orangish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Clyde surrenders and the stage goes dark but for an orangish glow that illuminates the Skinning Tree. Jennifer Percy, Harper's magazine, "The Skinning Tree," 20 Jan. 2020 The illustrations are accurate, depicting orangish, halo-free spots against a dark blue/gray background. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Identifying this rare Idaho fish is tough. And it’s costly when you get it wrong," 19 Feb. 2018 Close relatives of humans, the long-haired, orangish primates are found only in Sumatra and Borneo in the wild. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "SC zoo is put on lockdown as orangutan escapes – again. Where would he go this time?," 22 Jan. 2018 Much of the organic material on Titan forms high in the atmosphere, at the tops of orangish clouds where gasses of nitrogen, methane and hydrogen interact with sunlight. Jay Bennett, Smithsonian, "Dragonfly Spacecraft to Scour the Sands of Titan for the Chemistry of Life," 6 May 2012 The illustrations are accurate, depicting orangish, halo-free spots against a dark blue/gray background. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Identifying this rare Idaho fish is tough. And it’s costly when you get it wrong," 19 Feb. 2018 Close relatives of humans, the long-haired, orangish primates are found only in Sumatra and Borneo in the wild. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "SC zoo is put on lockdown as orangutan escapes – again. Where would he go this time?," 22 Jan. 2018 The birds have white and black plumage, and a beak that’s variously described as being orangish-pink and reddish-orange. Gary Robbins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Birders thrilled by unexpected appearance of Nazca Booby in San Diego," 18 Dec. 2017 The creamy, orangish base takes on its color from adding ½ cup or so of olive oil to the mixture with the blender running. Claire Perez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Blend, don't chop, for easy gazpacho," 1 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of orangish

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Orangish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orangish. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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