1The property or quality of being white in colour.‘a landscape dominated by the whiteness of snow’
- ‘His lips are open, and his two front teeth gleam with an otherworldly whiteness.’
- ‘The second-most important category of pork attributes includes color of meat, lack of fat, and the whiteness of fat.’
- ‘The modernist whiteness of the walls, a classic ploy for downplaying the surface, becomes painful after a while.’
- ‘A device called a reflectometer is used to measure the degree of whiteness in processed tuber samples destined to become chips.’
- ‘Glimpses of blues, greens, reds, and umbers scintillate, emphasizing the whiteness of the gorgeously textured fields.’
- ‘Clouds of splatters and drips at once rise, float, and fall through the canvas's deep whiteness like colored smoke in the night sky after fireworks.’
- ‘The unremitting whiteness of the walls is anchored by a black marble floor.’
- ‘Proper melting, whiteness, and browning are still problematic in manufacturing low-fat mozzarella.’
- ‘Among its many uses, kaolin gives paper its whiteness and is used in paint, pottery, and cosmetics.’
- ‘The state of abandonment and dilapidation seems to contradict the antiseptic whiteness of the toy structures.’
- 1.1The quality of being very pale.
- ‘the whiteness of her skin, like fine porcelain’
2The fact or state of belonging to a human group having light-coloured skin.
- ‘whiteness was defined as both a racial and a regional characteristic’
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