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gray divorce

Definition of Gray Divorce

(noun) A divorce between an older couple.

Example of Gray Divorce

Gray Divorce Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: gray di·vorce

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /greɪ dɪˈvɔrs/
  • British English – /greɪ dɪˈvɔːs/

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 May 29, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/gray-divorce/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

gray divorce. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://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 May 29, 2020. http://sociologydictionary.org/gray-divorce/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“gray divorce.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 29 May. 2020. <http://sociologydictionary.org/gray-divorce/>.