Definition of pallor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpalə/


[in singular]
An unhealthy pale appearance: the deathlike pallor of his face
More example sentences
  • But today seedy glamour is being replaced by the dim light of computer screens and the unhealthy pallor of those who stare into them for most of their waking hours.
  • Instead, they stay put and give skin an unhealthy pallor and texture.
  • Her pallor was pale, and her eyes, large, dark and profoundly sad, as if from years of suffering.
paleness, pallidness, lack of colour, whiteness, colourlessness, wanness, ashen hue, pastiness, peakiness, greyness, sickliness, sallowness
rare etiolation


Late Middle English: from Latin, from pallere 'be pale'.

Words that rhyme with pallor

Allah, calla, Caracalla, Haller, inshallah, Valhalla, valour (US valor), Whyalla

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