Origin of sepia
Examples from the Web for sepia
A sepia photo shows him as a young boy, head in his hands, with a large book open at a bar table.
Painting Moominvalley in sepia to save print costs in The Great Flood, Jansson somehow makes it a riot of imagined color.
Each of those women had a sepia photograph on the mantelpiece, of a young man in uniform.
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.
Sepia had repressed her rage, and through it looked aggrieved.
The eyebrows must be darkened with sepia or Indian ink, and a camel's-hair brush—especially for fair people.The Peace Egg and Other tales|Juliana Horatia Ewing
Through all the rooms of them glided the form of Sepia, his evil genius.
He drank more and more strong drink, fitting fuel to such his passion, and Sepia liked to see him approach with his eyes blazing.
The body of the cuttle-fish (Sepia) is thus a very singular structure, somewhat reminding us of certain species of polyps.The Ocean World:|Louis Figuier
British Dictionary definitions for sepia
Word Origin for sepia
Word Origin and History 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.