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adjective white pronunciation in American English /waɪt/ white pronunciation in American English /hwaɪt/ 
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  1. 1
    something that is white is the same color as milk or snow. If something is similar to this color, you can say that it is a whitish color

    a spotless white tablecloth

    a black and white kitten

    pure/snow white (=completely white):

    the pure white sandy beaches

    brilliant/dazzling/gleaming white:

    the Spanish houses with their brilliant white walls

    white with:

    The hills were white with snow.

    See also  black
  2. 2
    a white person belongs to a race of people with pale skin

    The attacker was described as white, with short hair.

    She has a number of white friends.

    1. a.
      relating to white people, or consisting of white people

      a white neighborhood

      predominantly/mostly white:

      They live in a predominantly white suburb of Los Angeles.

    See also  black
  3. 3
    very pale in the face because you are frightened, angry, or sick
    white with anger/shock/fear:

    Luke's face was white with anger.

    go/turn white:

    She suddenly turned deathly white and fainted.

  4. 5
    informal completely fair or honest
    whiter than white:

    He is an old-fashioned, uncomplicated, whiter-than-white hero.


    The sport's lily-white reputation has been stained by the affair.

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