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Definition of taupe

: a brownish gray

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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 Roche focuses on a subtle color palette of muted hues—such as pastel pink, cream, taupe and navy—and a range of silhouettes including finer, cashmere sweaters and chunky fisherman pullovers. Tara Lamont-djite, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Layer Your Sweater," 7 Nov. 2014 The four lipsticks, which come in metallic lavender packaging, include Wine (an oxblood), Cosmic Lily (a dusty violet), Vintage Red (a true scarlet), and a creamy plum taupe called Heather Mauve that is all Brown. Katheryn Erickson, Town & Country, "American Beauties," 31 Jan. 2014 The low basket on top of the dresser appears to be the Reva changing table in taupe. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Joanna Gaines Reveals Where To Buy Everything In Baby Crew's Nursery," 6 Aug. 2018 Rich taupes with rustic, sandy undertones are the easiest neutrals to incorporate to a space — whether as an accent with accessories like throw pillows or a larger piece, like a rug. Alexis Jonnson, Good Housekeeping, "The Prettiest Colors Popping Up in Homes This Year," 19 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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English Language Learners Definition of taupe

: a brownish-gray color

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