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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

of a light brown to brownish orange color; the color of tanned leather

Usage examples (11)
  • A thin blouse and exiguous shorts showed most of her tawny-brown skin to the sun.
  • The Paonese are a homogeneous people, of medium stature, fair-skinned with hair-color ranging from tawny-brown to brown-black, with no great variations of feature or...
  • The museum was an anniversary site Nawin and his wife had in fact gone to on a number of occasions to commemorate their youthful meetings there, and to see the freakish human...
  • Her small, tawny-brown eyes concentrated in a point of vivid, sightless fury, like a tiger's. for more
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