Sallow – Having an unhealthy yellow or light brown complexion
To remember the definition of the word sallow, use the following mnemonic:
The salad made him turn yellow (sallow), then he looked very unwell.
Examples of sallow in a sentence
He had lost weight and his skin had a sallow look.
Blonde highlights in a warm golden tone will enliven sallow complexions.
Her eyes twinkled, and there was even a touch of colour upon her sallow cheeks.