cop·​pery ˈkä-p(ə-)rē How to pronounce coppery (audio)
: 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 Set to turn a coppery shade of red in the sky this Tuesday, November 8, the full moon will kick off Election Day with an early morning event of its own — a total lunar eclipse. Taylor Nicioli, CNN, 7 Nov. 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coppery was circa 1775

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“Coppery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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