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1tawny

adjective taw·ny \ˈt-nē, ˈtä-nē\

: having a brownish-orange color

taw·ni·ertaw·ni·est

Full Definition of TAWNY

1
:  of the color tawny
2
:  of a warm sandy color <the lion's tawny coat>
taw·ni·ness noun

Examples of TAWNY

  1. <the tawny coat of a lion>

Origin of TAWNY

Middle English, from Anglo-French tané, tauné, literally, tanned, from past participle of tanner to tan
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

Rhymes with TAWNY

2tawny

noun
plural tawnies

Definition of TAWNY

:  a brownish-orange to light brown color

First Known Use of TAWNY

15th century

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion
TAWNIER Defined for Kids

tawny

adjective taw·ny \ˈt-nē\
taw·ni·ertaw·ni·est

Definition of TAWNY for Kids

:  of a brownish orange color

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