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noun white pronunciation in British English /waɪt/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the colour of milk or snow
    The sign was written in white on a black background.
    We painted the walls a creamy white.
    wear white/be dressed in white (=wear white clothes): The bride wore white.
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  2. 2
    [countable] someone who belongs to a race of people with pale skin
    friendships between blacks and whites
  3. 4
    [countable/uncountable] informal white wine
    A glass of white, please.
  4. 5
    [uncountable] in some board games, the person who uses the white pieces
    White always moves first in chess.



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