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tawny

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adjective taw·ny \ˈtȯ-nē, ˈtä-nē\

Simple Definition of tawny

  • : having a brownish-orange color

Full Definition of tawny

taw·ni·ertaw·ni·est

  1. 1 :  of the color tawny

  2. 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

Rhymes with tawny


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tawny

noun taw·ny

Definition of tawny

plural tawnies

  1. :  a brownish-orange to light brown color



15th Century

First Known Use of tawny

15th century



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