Definition of silver-haired in English:


(also silvery-haired)


  • Having grey-white hair.

    ‘a well-dressed, silver-haired gentleman’
    • ‘Bridget was riding her bicycle on the sidewalk when the silver-haired old man called out to her in his sweet but scratchy, strangely dusty voice.’
    • ‘It's the kind of place where you'd expect to find a silver-haired patrician gliding across the floor in deck shoes dictating a letter to the Moroccan ambassador.’
    • ‘Diana Rigg's excellent Mrs Venable is a silver-haired solitary cocooned in a romantic dream about her son.’
    • ‘Back in 1978 Michael Bennett conceived a Broadway musical called Ballroom, in which silver-haired dancers looked back at their younger selves.’
    • ‘Sports such as skiing, sailing, running and mountaineering have become hugely popular among the silver-haired adrenaline junkies.’
    • ‘For the silver-haired generation, rising employment is not entirely by choice.’
    • ‘About half the crowd were silver-haired, sitting politely in rows, nodding at the testimonials being offered from the podium covering the vast breadth of Rankin's career.’
    • ‘The next London train is 20 minutes off, but there's no sign of his tall, silver-haired figure on Platform 3.’
    • ‘Tributes to the silver-haired cleric who symbolised dialogue across the Christian world poured in to the tranquil Taize Community in a Burgundy village north of Lyon.’
    • ‘The floating condo complex for the silver-haired jet set rents out apartments ranging in price from a stupefying $2,100 to $7,200 (U.S.) per day.’
    • ‘The dapper, silver-haired Frenchman had a celebrity status akin to a rock star among followers the world over.’
    • ‘At a speaking engagement later that winter, a silver-haired, courtly gentleman approached us with a big smile.’
    • ‘The grannies ranged from youthful 47 - year-old motorcycling redheads to unsteady 87 - year-old silver-haired ladies.’
    • ‘Her suspicions are well founded as the silver-haired lothario is currently carrying on an affair with their maid.’
    elderly, aged, old, getting on, ancient, venerable, long in the tooth, of an advanced age, advanced in years
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