Definition of flaxen in English:

flaxen

adjective

  • 1Made of flax.

    • ‘While chewing on a particularly unforgiving piece of unidentifiable meat, I noticed some men and women wearing unsophisticated flaxen clothes roughly push a woman towards the common.’
    • ‘Drawing three arrows, Eragil stuck two into the ground before notching the final onto her bowstring, then pulling back slightly to test the strain on the flaxen string.’
    1. 1.1literary (especially of hair) of the pale yellow colour of dressed flax.
      • ‘Her creamy skin glowed in the firelight, and her flaxen hair was like spun gold.’
      • ‘He had azure coloured eyes and flaxen hair with indigo streaks.’
      • ‘He had an unruly shock of flaxen hair, lighter than the colour of wheat, and huge, sparkling eyes.’
      • ‘The voice belonged to a tall knight, dressed all in armor, with dark skin and flaxen hair.’
      • ‘In that white dress, with that flaxen hair and those blue eyes, she looks as if she's descended straight from heaven.’
      yellowish, yellowy, lemon, lemony, amber, gold, golden
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Pronunciation:

flaxen

/ˈflaks(ə)n/