There are 2 main definitions of ashen in English:

ashen1

Syllabification: ash·en
Pronunciation: /ˈaSHən
 
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adjective

1Of the pale gray color of ash: the ashen morning sky
More example sentences
  • His hair was a chilling black color, his skin was ashen gray, and his eyes were a chilling blue.
  • Through years of boot soles and Border collie paws the unfinished plank floor has grayed and smoothed to ashen silk.
  • About 3 days afterward the skin on his forehead, hands, lower legs, and feet was an ashen color and very irritated, and it peeled away.
1.1(Of a person’s face) very pale with shock, fear, or illness.
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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
1.2Of or resembling ashes: the volcano’s ashen breath
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  • A thin plume of ashen smoke drifts into the crystalline sky.

Definition of ashen in:

There are 2 main definitions of ashen in English:

ashen2

Syllabification: ash·en
Pronunciation: /ˈaSHən
 
/

adjective

archaic or literary
Made of timber from the ash tree.
More 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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