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gray divorce

Definition of Gray Divorce

(noun) A divorce between an older couple.

Example of Gray Divorce

Gray Divorce Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ɡreɪ dɪˈvɔːs/
    • British English
      • /ɡreɪ dɪˈvɔːs/
  • Syllabification: (gray di·vorce)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: gray divorces
  • Variant spellings:
    • gray-divorce
    • grey divorce

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Cite the Definition of Gray Divorce

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “gray divorce.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/gray-divorce/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

gray divorce. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/gray-divorce/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “gray divorce.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/gray-divorce/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“gray divorce.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 17 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/gray-divorce/>.