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adjective grey pronunciation in British English /ɡreɪ/
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  1. 1
    between black and white in colour. If something is similar to this colour, you can say that it is a greyish colour
    He wore a dark grey suit.
    The water was a greyish-green.
  2. 2
    if someone goes or turns grey, their hair starts to become white
    She seems to have gone grey very quickly.
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  3. 3
    if someones face is grey, they look pale, because they are ill, weak, or shocked
    grey with: His face was grey with pain.
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  4. 4
    used for describing the weather or the light when it is not very bright, because there is a lot of cloud
    In London it was a grey November day.
    The rain stopped and the grey skies began to clear.
  5. 5
    the drab grey tedium of his life
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  6. 6
    not clear and therefore not easy to deal with
    a grey area in environmental law
  7. 7
    [only before noun] used for describing issues that affect old people
    the grey vote
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