: a brownish gray

Examples of taupe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Hanes EcoSmart Crewneck Sweatshirt comes in a staggering 37 colors, ranging from neutrals like black, gray, and taupe to bolder hues including orange, pink, and purple. Jamie Allison Sanders, Peoplemag, 5 Nov. 2023 Hill’s makeup artist Quinn Murphy deems taupe the color of the evening. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 15 Nov. 2023 The Two and a Half Men alum, 80, complemented her partner’s look by arriving in a metallic taupe outfit. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 9 Nov. 2023 Toast, a rose taupe, leans very much into the latte movement (above). Elle Turner, Glamour, 31 Oct. 2023 Available in dark gray, black, and taupe (though prices vary depending on color), the AllModern Farrah Rectangular Extendable Outdoor Dining Set comes with 10 chairs that can be easily collapsed or extended, depending on how many people need seats. Stephanie Osmanski, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Oct. 2023 Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Stockholm Syndrome View On Amazon Since taupe is forever one of the most popular nail polish shades for fall, this deeper elephant grey shade should definitely be in your rotation during the month of October. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 19 Sep. 2023 Essie in Lights Down, Music Up View On Target View On Ulta Forget taupe and oxblood—this brown nail color with reddish undertones makes autumn feel way cooler. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 23 Oct. 2023 The bed is a mix of a warm charcoal velvet and chrome, with linens in taupes and browns and a touch of green — along with two decorative pillows that each feature a white houndlike dog. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of taupe was circa 1909

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“Taupe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taupe. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a brownish gray
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