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adjective gray pronunciation in American English /ɡreɪ/
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  1. 1
    between black and white in color. If something is similar to this color, you can say that it is a grayish color

    He wore a dark gray suit.

    The water was a grayish-green.

  2. 2
    if someone goes or turns gray, their hair starts to become white

    She seems to have gone gray very quickly.

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  3. 3
    if someone’s face is gray, they look pale because they are sick or shocked
    gray with:

    His face was gray with pain.

  4. 4
    used for describing the weather or the light when it is not very bright because there is a lot of cloud

    a gray day in February

    The rain stopped and the gray skies began to clear.

  5. 6
    not clearly one thing or another or clearly right or wrong, and therefore not easy to deal with
  6. 7
    [only before noun] used for describing issues that relate to or affect old people

    the gray vote

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