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Pronunciation: /ˈaʃ(ə)n
 
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adjective

1(Of a person’s face) very pale with shock, fear, or illness: Eleanor’s ashen face
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  • His face was ashen white, and he looked like a ghost, his skin almost translucent.
  • Daphne freezes, seeing the sudden fear on her father's ashen face.
  • Days later, pictures of the residents' ashen faces were plastered over the papers and broadcast on the news every night, invariably showing tightly strapped face-masks.
Synonyms
2 literary Of or resembling ashes: the ashen colour of the landscape the ashen morning sky
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  • A thin plume of ashen smoke drifts into the crystalline sky.

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Pronunciation: /ˈaʃ(ə)n
 
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adjective

archaic
Made of timber from the ash tree.
Example sentences
  • I slopped the stuff on and miraculously the ashen timbers of our bench and table suite turned slowly back to a healthy brown.

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