Origin of sepia
Related Words for sepiafawn, ginger, tan, toast, amber, brick, nut, buff, coffee, drab, dust, bronze, bay, ecru, beige, rust, copper, cinnamon, russet, puce
Examples from the Web for sepia
Contemporary Examples of sepia
A sepia photo shows him as a young boy, head in his hands, with a large book open at a bar table.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
Painting Moominvalley in sepia to save print costs in The Great Flood, Jansson somehow makes it a riot of imagined color.Tove Jansson, Queen of the Moomins
August 9, 2014
Each of those women had a sepia photograph on the mantelpiece, of a young man in uniform.The Tragic, Heroic Women of World War I
June 29, 2014
Both play within a relatively constrained color palette rich in sepia yellow, with strategic daubs of sky blue and red.
With a book about Jane Franklin and her life of letters to her brother Benjamin, sepia yellow connotes yellowing papers.
Historical Examples of sepia
This sulphide will give tones which are sepia brown with most papers.Bromide Printing and Enlarging
John A. Tennant
The natural was made from a black earth, or from the secretion of the cuttle-fish, sepia.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
All derived from cuttle-fish varieties of sepia used for baits.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
This food is chiefly the Squid or Sepia octopus, known also by the name of the cuttle-fish.Old Jack
That a sepia photograph of the Coliseum, framed, is a work of art.The American Credo
George Jean Nathan
Word Origin for sepia
"rich brown pigment," 1821, from Italian seppia "cuttlefish" (borrowed with that meaning in English by 1560s), from Latin sepia "cuttlefish," from Greek sepia "cuttlefish," related to sepein "to make rotten" (cf. sepsis). The color was that of brown paint or ink prepared from the fluid secretions of the cuttlefish. Meaning "a sepia drawing" is recorded from 1863.