ombre

or om·bré

[ om-brey ]
/ ˈɒm breɪ /

adjective

having a pattern in which colors or tones fade into one another: Her ombre hair goes from brown at the top to bleached blond at the bottom. The dress has an ombre effect with various intensities of purple fading to white.

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Origin of ombre

First recorded in 1840–45; from French ombré “shadowed, shaded,” past participle of ombrer, from Italian ombrare “to cover in shadow” (in painting); see origin at umber, umbra

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ombre

hombre, ombre
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British Dictionary definitions for ombre

ombre

US omber

/ (ˈɒmbə) /

noun

an 18th-century card game

Word Origin for ombre

C17: from Spanish hombre man, referring to the player who attempts to win the stakes
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