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Definition of taupe

: a brownish gray

Examples of taupe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Greenwell advises using browns and taupe hues for the eyes to create a very soft, smoky effect, and always topping things off with mascara (good lashes are universal). 5. Hana Hong, Marie Claire, "Why Princess Diana Always Looked So Damn Good," 10 Jan. 2020 With soft blush tones from rose to taupe, this buildable blush will be a mainstay in your vanity. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Cream Blushes of All Time," 15 Sep. 2019 For most, Grecian day dreams center on palettes of rich cobalt blues, bright whites, and sandy taupes. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Rules the Beach in the Riskiest Neon Makeup Shade Yet," 2 July 2018 The actress styled her jacket with tinted sunglasses and a taupe fedora. Katie Intner, PEOPLE.com, "Jane Fonda Says Her Red Climate Change Protest Coat Is the 'Last Article of Clothing I’ll Ever Buy'," 8 Nov. 2019 Nowhere was this more evident than in Quinn’s new bridal collection, a best-hits version of his ready-to-wear in shades of ivory, silver, and taupe. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Prints! Glamour! Brides! Richard Quinn Discusses the Making of His Spring 2020 Collection," 22 Sep. 2019 But, for anyone who's been stuck between warm taupes and grays that just feel too cool, Betsy Helm and Kiley Baun of Shophouse Design, our July/August Next Wave designers have the answer for you: greige. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "What Is Greige Paint?," 25 July 2019 The tabletop decor was designed to encourage a romantic and intimate feel, using soft greens, mauve, and taupe along with rattan and teak accent furniture to complete the look. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Top Model Devon Windsor Wed Alexis Co-Founder Jonathan Barbara in a Stunning Three-Day Wedding in St. Barths," 20 Nov. 2019 Choose the Naked 2 palette for bronze and taupe shades, or Naked 3 for rose shades. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Urban Decay's Naked Palettes Are on Sale Right Now," 21 Oct. 2019

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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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8 Feb 2020

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“Taupe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taupe. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of taupe

: a brownish-gray color

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