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Etymology Edit

From Middle English graynes, greynes; equivalent to grey +‎ -ness.

Noun Edit

greyness (countable and uncountable, plural greynesses)

  1. The state or quality of being grey.
    • 1947 January and February, O. S. Nock, “"The Aberdonian" in Wartime”, in Railway Magazine, page 8:
      The sight of them [the Grampians] as we crossed the viaduct over the North Esk I am not likely to forget. After a night of snow, they hung wraith-like across the sky, exquisitely beautiful in the greyness of winter dawn.

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