grey

(esp. BrE) (AmE usually gray) adj., noun
1 colour/color
ADVERB
uniformly
very

The sky looks very grey. I think it's going to rain.

quite (esp. BrE), rather, slightly
ADJECTIVE
dark
light, pale

a light grey suit

charcoal, silvery, slate, steel

His steel gray hair was clipped short as usual.

2 with grey hair
VERBS
be
go, turn

He went grey before he was forty.

ADVERB
very
quite, slightly

He'd turned quite grey.

mostly

The old man's beard was mostly grey.

completely

She was completely grey by the age of thirty.

prematurely
Grey is used with these nouns: ↑afternoon, ↑area, ↑ash, ↑background, ↑beard, ↑cloud, ↑dawn, ↑day, ↑expanse, ↑eye, ↑face, ↑gaze, ↑hair, ↑head, ↑horse, ↑marble, ↑mist, ↑morning, ↑sea, ↑shape, ↑sky, ↑smoke, ↑squirrel, ↑streak, ↑suburb, ↑tone, ↑weather, ↑winter

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