Part of speech: adjective

Of an unhealthy yellowish color.

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Usage examples "sallow":

  1. She was about six- and- twenty, I should imagine, the youngest of the family, with a sallow, rather sickly complexion, somewhat sorrowful eyes, a smile rare and sweet, a fine figure, tall and slender, and a graceful gait. - "The Seaboard Parish, Complete", George MacDonald.
  2. One was of a young man- almost a boy- with a narrow, high- bred face, dark eyes, sallow, with a mouth curved like a woman's. - "Mortmain", Arthur Cheny Train.
  3. In appearance Marie was small and slight, with a sallow complexion which was the bane of her life, black hair and beautiful white teeth. - "The Love Affairs of Pixie", Mrs George de Horne Vaizey.