Definition of off-white in English:



  • A white color with a gray or yellowish tinge.

    [as modifier] ‘a frilly off-white blouse’
    • ‘Painted on top of each are geometric shapes that range from dark green to magenta to off-white.’
    • ‘If you want an added detail on your shoe, go for a pair with off-white stitching.’
    • ‘It was pale off-white, and had granite counter tops, and electronics galore.’
    • ‘Khadi can often encompass many shades from oatmeal, to grey and off-white.’
    • ‘White or off-white is always a safe bet in terms of color selection.’
    • ‘He said the man was wearing off-white board shorts, no shirt and had a shaved head.’
    • ‘Then they left it like that for a few days, the back walls brinded grey and off-white, like a hybrid cow.’
    • ‘He changes his off-white shirt for a beige one that makes him look, if anything, even more preternaturally pale.’
    • ‘Cream and off-white appeals to a wide audience and most people can contentedly ‘live with it’ in a new house.’
    • ‘The opening shot reveals the hallway, painted a soft, off-white colour.’
    • ‘Here, the background in both the hallway and dining room is off-white, a blend of creams and whites and eggshell.’
    • ‘I slipped on a pair of off-white heels, grabbed my purse and ran downstairs.’
    • ‘There was no chance of snowfall, and the sky was a fine, mottled china-blue and off-white.’
    • ‘On his legs he wore a pair of off-white pants that cut off above his ankles.’
    • ‘It was a pale blue with off-white trim reminding him of a beach cabin he stayed in for a week when he was a child.’
    • ‘There are some great designs in off-white jackets - they look good with one of our designer linen shirts.’
    • ‘The guy looked ultra-cool in his off-white muscle tee and a pair of beige Dockers.’
    • ‘Colour tends to be dark grey on the dorsal surface, fading to off-white on the belly.’
    • ‘We had one rack of mat samples which included a few shades of white and off-white in acid-free boards.’
    • ‘His colour palette was more along the lines of a sombre grey, black, various shades of brown and off-white.’
    pale, white, milk-white, snow-white, whitish, off-white, cream, creamy, chalky, pearly, nacreous, ivory, alabaster, opaque, clouded, cloudy, misty, blanched, bloodless, anaemic, ashen, pallid, drained, pasty, wan, waxen, faded
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