ti·​tian ˈti-shən How to pronounce titian (audio)
often capitalized
: of a brownish-orange color

Examples of titian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Color options consist of black with red or gray contrast stitching, black/saddle brown, black/white, black/bengal red, black/classic red, espresso/magma gray, macchiato beige/magma gray, titian red/macchiato beige, and titanium gray/black. Davey G. Johnson, Car and Driver, 15 Jan. 2018 At once absurd and solemn, it is rendered in big splintery brush strokes of gorgeous colors on a patchwork collage of gold and blue velvet (the blue resembles an overheated Titian sky). Roberta Smith, New York Times, 9 Feb. 2017 My first choice for another name would have been Nancy, as in my hero, Titian-haired amateur sleuth Nancy Drew. Angela Hill, The Mercury News, 26 Jan. 2017

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Word History


Titian (Tiziano Vecellio)

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of titian was in 1892

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

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Ti·​tian ˈti-shən How to pronounce Titian (audio)
circa 1488–1576 Tiziano Vecellio Italian painter
Titianesque adjective

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