taupe

noun
\ ˈtōp How to pronounce taupe (audio) \

Definition of taupe

: a brownish gray

Examples of taupe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To help their collections feel united and establish flow between rooms, Opel relied on a tight palette of creamy white, black, and taupe (introduced in the dining room rug and in brass, leather, and wood pieces). Jennifer Berno Decleene, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Feb. 2022 Shoppers can choose from a handful of solid colors, including burgundy, lavender, and taupe, available in sizes twin through California king. Amy Schulman, PEOPLE.com, 3 Feb. 2022 Pick them up now in six available colors including brown taupe and purple amaranth. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, 19 Apr. 2022 The pair comes in a bold, bright pink, cool blue, or neutral taupe and, as the name suggests, is cut with a slight crop to the bottom hem that hits just above the ankle. Ariel Scotti, PEOPLE.com, 6 Apr. 2022 In exclusive photos shared with PEOPLE, Garcia reveals her baby bump underneath a pleated taupe dress. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, 17 Jan. 2022 Cozier, earthier shades such as beige, cream, taupe, and terra-cotta are taking the place of default grays and whites. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Jan. 2022 Shoppers can choose from typical sizes ranging from twin through California king, all of which are available in five neutral solid colors, including cream and taupe. Amy Schulman, PEOPLE.com, 20 Dec. 2021 Expect to see these comforting neutrals—as well as richer, earthier shades including taupe, camel, and rust—applied to walls, upholstery, and other furniture to foster a cozy, inviting atmosphere. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of taupe

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for taupe

French, literally, mole, from Old French, from Latin talpa

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The first known use of taupe was circa 1909

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Taunus

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taupe brown

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Last Updated

21 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Taupe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taupe. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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