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ombre

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noun om·bre \ˈäm-bər; ˈäm-brē, ˈəm-, -ˌbrā\

Definition of ombre

  1. :  an old three-handed card game popular in Europe especially in the 17th and 18th centuries



Origin and Etymology of ombre

French or Spanish; French hombre, from Spanish, literally, man — more at hombre


First Known Use: circa 1661


ombré

adjective om·bré \ˈäm-ˌbrā\

Definition of ombré

  1. :  having colors or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark

ombré

noun


Origin and Etymology of ombré

French, past participle of ombrer to shade, from Italian ombrare, from ombra shade, from Latin umbra — more at umbrage


First Known Use: 1893


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