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adjective grey pronunciation in British English /ɡreɪ/
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  1. 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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  2. 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.
  3. 5
    the drab grey tedium of his life
  4. 7
    [only before noun] used for describing issues that affect old people
    the grey vote

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