Definition of beige in English:

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Pronunciation: /bāZH/


A pale sandy yellowish-brown color: tones of beige and green [as modifier]: a beige raincoat
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  • Twenty-two blended shades of blues, greens, reds and beiges were studied and formulated into five accepted tones for the aircraft cabins.
  • Long stretches of peeling-paint one and two storey buildings, with molded plastic signs whose reds and whites are well on their way to turning to muted pinks and beiges.
  • She also said buyers are tired of beige on beige, and blue is an excellent alternative.
fawn, pale brown, buff, sand, sandy, oatmeal, khaki, biscuit, coffee, coffee-colored, café au lait, camel, ecru


Mid 19th century (denoting a usually undyed and unbleached woolen fabric of this color): from French, of unknown ultimate origin.

  • Beige was first used for a woollen fabric which was usually undyed and unbleached, and then used for things of a similar colour. The immediate source is French, but earlier details are unknown. The colour greige—halfway between beige and grey appears in the 1920s.

Words that rhyme with beige

cortège, Liège, manège

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Syllabification: beige

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