un·​tanned ˌən-ˈtand How to pronounce untanned (audio)
: not tanned
pale, untanned skin
untanned leather

Examples of untanned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With two employees and a vault filled with gold nuggets and untanned animal pelts, the bank would soon become an essential part of the state’s economic engine; a year later construction on the Alaska Railroad completed and people turned to First National for banking security. Anchorage Daily News, 28 Jan. 2022 Then the fingers at the ends of those long, thin, untanned arms would attack the keys with the furiously proficient ardor of a Rubinstein or a Rubirosa. Richard Corliss, Time, 28 Oct. 2022 Papyrus scrolls were made of parchment, an untanned animal skin -- not paper. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 19 Nov. 2020 Some of the scroll parchments are tanned (part of the Eastern tradition) and some are untanned (a Western tradition). Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 11 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untanned was in 1535

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“Untanned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untanned. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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