Definition for burnt umber (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of umber
Examples from the Web for burnt umber
"Prout's Brown," a sort of fluent ink of a burnt-umber tint, will be found excellent for drawing purposes.
British Dictionary definitions for burnt umber (1 of 2)
- shade or shadow
- any dark, dusky, or indefinite colour
Word Origin for umber
British Dictionary definitions for burnt umber (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for burnt umber
brown earthy pigment, 1560s, from Middle French ombre (in terre d'ombre), or Italian ombra (in terra di ombra), both from either Latin umbra "shade, shadow" (see umbrage) or from Umbra, fem. of Umber "belonging to Umbria," region in central Italy from which the coloring matter first came. Burnt umber, specially prepared and redder in color, is attested from c.1650.