burnt sienna

[ burntsee-en-uh ]
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  1. See under sienna (def. 1).

  2. an intense dark reddish-brown color.

Origin of burnt sienna

First recorded in 1835–45

Words Nearby burnt sienna

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How to use burnt sienna in a sentence

  • The female must content herself with burnt sienna back-covering which comes down onto her ochre-coloured belly.

  • This may be colored with anything desired, like burnt sienna, annatto, or other coloring material.

  • Some plain wooden armchairs were set against the walls that had been rough plastered and washed with burnt sienna brown.

    Flamsted quarries | Mary E. Waller
  • The colors used are raw sienna, burnt umber, Vandyke brown and a little burnt sienna.

    Practical Graining | William E. (William Edmund) Wall
  • The colors used are raw sienna and raw and burnt umber; a little burnt sienna may be added to the shading color.

    Practical Graining | William E. (William Edmund) Wall

British Dictionary definitions for burnt sienna

burnt sienna

  1. a reddish-brown dye or pigment obtained by roasting raw sienna in a furnace

  2. a dark reddish-orange to reddish-brown colour

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