Definition of paleness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpeɪlnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪlnəs//
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  1. 1the quality of having skin that is almost white; the quality of having skin that is whiter than usual because of illness, a strong emotion, etc. Rachel noted the dark rings around his eyes and the paleness of his face.
  2. 2the quality of being light in colour The paleness of the materials contrasts with the deep blue walls.
  3. 3the quality in light of not being strong or bright the paleness of the early morning light