- of ashes
- like ashes, esp. in color; pale; pallid
The definition of ashen is being gray or ash colored.
A piece of furniture that has been through a fire is an example of something that is ashen.
- Consisting of ashes.
- Resembling ashes, especially in color; very pale: A face ashen with grief.
Of, relating to, or made from the wood of the ash tree.
(comparative more ashen, superlative most ashen)
- Once hair is stripped of its core pigments, the hair shaft needs to be refilled with tone to avoid a funky ashen hue when going back to a darker shade.
- His teeth were grinding loudly enough for her to hear, and his face was ashen and drawn in a look of pain. He couldn't answer – that much she discerned at the rippling muscles of his clenched jaw.