Meaning of “ashen” in the English Dictionary

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"ashen" in British English

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ashenadjective

uk /ˈæʃ.ən/ us /ˈæʃ.ən/

without colour, or pale grey in colour:

Julie walked in, ashen-faced with shock.
She was thin and her face was ashen.

(Definition of “ashen” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ashen" in American English

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ashenadjective

us /ˈæʃ·ən/

(of a person’s face) looking pale and gray from illness, shock, or fear

(Definition of “ashen” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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