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ombre

noun om·bre \ ˈäm-bər ; ˈäm-brē , ˈəm- , -ˌbrā \
Updated on: 15 May 2018

Definition of ombre

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

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Origin and Etymology of ombre

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


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ombré

adjective om·bré \ ˈäm-ˌbrā \

Definition of ombré

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of ombré

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


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