cop·​pery | \ ˈkä-p(ə-)rē How to pronounce coppery (audio) \

Definition of coppery

: resembling or suggesting copper especially : having the reddish to brownish-orange color of copper

Examples of coppery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ramato is a coppery-pink style specific to the Fruili region and this one features a fruit bowl of cherry, wild strawberry and stone orchard fruit. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 The client can dictate the season as seen by the surrounding landscape’s spring pink dogwood, summer’s hydrangea, fall’s coppery-leaf maple or winter’s blanket of snow. oregonlive, 16 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of coppery

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coppery was circa 1775

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“Coppery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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