The obscure word of the week is cinereous

This week’s obscure English word is cinereous.

It’s a word from Middle English, meaning ash grey, or something that is the colour of ash.

Your challenge: write a sentence or two in the comments using this word.

Copyright © Matthew Wright 2020


2 thoughts on “The obscure word of the week is cinereous

    1. I quite like the word. Definitely a paint colour name – though I must admit, whenever I think of some of the silly names that paint manufacturers come up with I always think of a brilliant Flanders & Swann song, ‘Design for Living’, in which they proposed painting a Northumbrian spokeshaver’s coracle in alternating stripes of ‘Telephone black and white – er – white’ by way of a wall decoration.

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