- of or showing earth pigments that have been calcined and changed to a deeper and warmer color: burnt ocher.
- of or showing colors having a deeper or grayer hue than is usually associated with them: burnt orange; burnt rose.
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How to use burnt in a sentence
For Paul, the thrill of breakfast with the Reverend, may be giving way to the taste of burnt toast.
I learned some things I can't unlearn: human kneecaps look like rocks; bones when burnt, shrink and twist.Knowing Where the Bodies Are Buried: An Excerpt From 'Lives in Ruins'|Marilyn Johnson|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What does the preciousness of our white flesh represent in contrast to burnt brown bodies created by our bombs?Thank Goodness We’ve Got A Plan! Let the War Begin!|Michael Carson|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His complexion was ruddy, his fair skin burnt from time in the sun.
Omran, who was 17 at the time, was completely bald, weak, and as frail as a burnt match.
He noticed at the same time several burnt matches between his cushions and her chair.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
The Dutch fleet attacked Burnt island, in Scotland, but were repulsed.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
That night one of them endeavored to storm the magazine, burnt and plundered the station, and marched off towards Delhi.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
They burnt the chosen city of holiness, and made the streets thereof desolate according to the prediction of Jeremias.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Later on he became intensely critical of his own work, and finally bought up all the copies he could lay hands on and burnt them!Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay