taupe

noun
\ ˈtōp How to pronounce taupe (audio) \

Definition of taupe

: a brownish gray

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Light colors such as white, taupe and beige will help make a windowless space feel brighter. Cathy Hobbs, The Seattle Times, "Do’s and don’ts for adding light in a windowless room," 11 Apr. 2019 Beauty Bonus: Sheer taupe eye shadow will perfectly complement the purple in your outfit. Alanna Greco, Seventeen, "Exactly What to Wear to Prom, According to Your Sign," 11 Mar. 2019 Naked Reloaded features gorgeous hues of taupe, rose, terracotta, and brown, now with bigger pans. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Urban Decay is Launching the Naked Reloaded Palette With Bigger Eyeshadow Pans," 13 Feb. 2019 Inside the small taupe house, Cheryl and Jennifer work to move through that limbo, one conversation at a time. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "Can Bad Men Change? What It’s Like Inside Sex Offender Therapy," 10 May 2018 The washable cover is available in taupe, ivory, or grey. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Weighted Blankets to Help You Get the Best Sleep of Your Life," 21 Nov. 2018 The modern and luxurious rooms are decorated in relaxing white, gray, taupe and purple tones, and equipped with Wi-Fi. Town & Country, "These Are the 83 Top Hotels Around the World," 6 Oct. 2016 Two new colors join the bunch, a metallic taupe with a dark gold, glittered tube, and a sparkly, fluorescent pink that's very Glam Barbie. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "Too Faced Is Making a 'Better Than Birthday Sex' Mascara for Its Anniversary," 1 Aug. 2018 Case in point with these stilettos, which boast the same trendy bow and taupe color and cost only $40. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "You Can Get Nude Pumps Like Meghan Markle's for Just $40," 26 July 2018

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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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taupe

noun

English Language Learners Definition of taupe

: a brownish-gray color

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