tan·​nish | \ ˈta-nish How to pronounce tannish (audio) \

Definition of tannish

: somewhat tan

Examples of tannish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The light brown body was topped by a tannish head that lasted throughout the sampling and left globs of lacing on the glass, which enhanced the spicy rye and sweet caramel malts even more. Todd Haefer, The (appleton, USA TODAY, "Beer Man: Roasted Rye hits tasty mix of citrus, caramel," 22 Oct. 2017 As damage progresses, which may go unnoticed for months, the outer bark starts sloughing off, revealing a brownish/tannish area created by a mass or mat of fungal roots packed together. Sallie Lee, AL.com, "Hypoxlon canker on Oaks: Another effect of the 2016 drought," 2 Aug. 2017 Homestead and Florida City, much in rubble, fields flooded with creamy tannish water. By Mark Silva, Charles Strouse And John Donnelly, miamiherald, "Destruction at dawn: What Hurricane Andrew did to South Florida 25 years ago," 24 Aug. 2015 Rasmussen, a popular manufacturer of artificial fireplace kits, offers eight shades: black, dark gray, light gray, white, beige, brown, adobe red and natural (tannish gray). Paul Hodgins, Orange County Register, "Gas fireplaces offer a wide range of styles, and they’re good for the environment," 20 Jan. 2017

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Tannish.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tannish. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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