What does whitish mean?

Definitions for whitish
ˈʰwaɪ tɪʃ, ˈwaɪ-whitish

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word whitish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. milky, milklike, whitishadjective

    resembling milk in color not clear

    "milky glass"

  2. whitish, off-whiteadjective

    of something having a color tending toward white


  1. whitishadjective

    Somewhat white, pale or almost white.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Whitishnoun

    Somewhat white.

    Etymology: from white.

    The same aqua-fortis, that will quickly change the redness of red lead into a darker colour, will, being put upon crude lead, produce a whitish substance, as with copper it did a bluish. Boyle.


  1. whitish

    Shades of white are colors that differ only slightly from pure white. Variations of white include what are commonly termed off-white colors, which may be considered part of a neutral color scheme or yellow that looks like brown. In color theory, a shade is a pure color mixed with black (or having a lower lightness). Strictly speaking, a "shade of white" would be a neutral grey. This article is also about off-white colors that vary from pure white in hue, and in chroma (also called saturation, or intensity). Colors often considered "shades of white" include cream, eggshell, ivory, Navajo white, and vanilla. Even the lighting of a room, however, can cause a pure white to be perceived as off-white.Off-white colors were pervasively paired with beiges in the 1930s, and especially popular again from roughly 1955 to 1975. In terms of paint, off-white paints are now becoming more popular, with Benjamin Moore having 152 shades of off-whites, Behr having 167, and PPG has 315.Whiteness measures the degree to which a surface is white in colorimetry.


  1. whitish

    Whitish refers to something that is somewhat white or partially white in color. It is often used to describe things that are slightly pale, milky, or off-white.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whitishadjective

    somewhat white; approaching white; white in a moderate degree

  2. Whitishadjective

    covered with an opaque white powder

  3. Etymology: [From White.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Whitish is ranked #98982 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Whitish surname appeared 183 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Whitish.

    98.3% or 180 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whitish in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whitish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of whitish in a Sentence

  1. Darrell Rigel:

    This is a real issue, especially if you're a darker-skinned individual, to use the zinc or titanium, you're going to have like a whitish sheet on your face.

  2. Richard Golden:

    There are a whole lot of potential conditions that can cause that whitish reflection, but all warrant attention.

  3. Nick Wiltgen:

    In clouds, iridescence is a byproduct of sunlight being diffracted by water droplets or ice crystals, causing the various wavelengths of light – which we see as colours – to emerge at different angles, as they reach the observer’s eye, the observer perceives a pattern of various colours as those different wavelengths reach his or her eye from distinct directions, rather than being jumbled together and appearing whitish.

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