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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [awf, of hwahyt, wahyt]
    • /ɔf, ɒf ʰwaɪt, waɪt/
    • /ɒf waɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awf, of hwahyt, wahyt]
    • /ɔf, ɒf ʰwaɪt, waɪt/

Definitions of off-white word

  • adjective off-white white mixed with a small amount of gray, yellow, or other light color. 1
  • noun off-white an off-white color. 1
  • colour off-white Something that is off-white is not pure white, but slightly grey or yellow. 0
  • noun off-white a colour, such as cream or bone, consisting of white mixed with a tinge of grey or with a pale hue 0
  • adjective off-white of such a colour 0
  • adjective off-white of any of various shades of grayish-white or yellowish-white 0

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Origin of off-white

First appearance:

before 1925
One of the 11% newest English words
First recorded in 1925-30

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Parts of speech for Off-white


off-white popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for off-white

noun off-white

  • beige — Something that is beige is pale brown in colour.
  • biscuit — A biscuit is a small flat cake that is crisp and usually sweet.
  • cafe au lait — coffee with milk
  • camel — A camel is a large animal that lives in deserts and is used for carrying goods and people. Camels have long necks and one or two lumps on their backs called humps.
  • creamer — Creamer is a white powder that is used in tea and coffee instead of milk.

adj off-white

  • frosted — covered with or having frost.
  • nacreous — of or relating to nacre.

adjective off-white

  • opaline — of or like opal; opalescent.

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