- a ferruginous earth used as a yellowish-brown pigment (raw sienna) or, after roasting in a furnace, as a reddish-brown pigment (burnt sienna).
- the color of such a pigment.
Origin of sienna
Examples from the Web for sienna
Contemporary Examples of sienna
Also breaking: apparently, Delevingne and Sienna Miller are “schnoystering,” whatever that means.Donald Sterling’s Former Mistress Makes the “Paparazzi Shield” Chic; Cara Delevingne Has Self-Grooming Eyebrows
The Fashion Beast Team
May 5, 2014
Dr. Sienna helpfully tells him “We see these occasionally in the medical field.”Fact-Checking Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’: 10 Mistakes, False Statements, and Oversimplifications
May 20, 2013
They came onto the scene in 2004, on the feet of boho-chic English style icons Sienna Miller and Kate Moss.Have Ugg Boots Made a Tepid Return to Fashion?
Misty White Sidell
February 28, 2013
Those targeted included Princes William and Harry, as well as senior politicians and the actors Hugh Grant and Sienna Miller.Sun Editor Calls Ethics Inquiry 'Ludicrous'
January 9, 2012
Actress Sienna Miller described paparazzi spitting at her to provoke a reaction they could photograph.Murdoch’s News of the World Sins Exposed by Leveson Inquiry
November 28, 2011
Historical Examples of sienna
He will return about the 10th of October to fetch me, and we all go on to Sienna, to my mother.The Child of Pleasure
I have compared it with that which is preserved in the archives of Sienna.Cosmopolis, Complete
The filler used should be coloured with burnt umber and sienna.The Library of Work and Play: Home Decoration
Charles Franklin Warner
Sienna, resting on the top and brow of a hill, looks picturesque from below.Wintering in the Riviera
The body of S. Catherine of Sienna reposes beneath the high altar.Rambles in Rome
S. Russell Forbes
- a natural earth containing ferric oxide used as a yellowish-brown pigment when untreated (raw sienna) or a reddish-brown pigment when roasted (burnt sienna)
- the colour of this pigmentSee also burnt sienna
Word Origin for sienna
Word Origin and History for sienna
city in central Italy, probably from Senones, the name of a Gaulish people who settled there in ancient times. Related: Sienese. The brownish-ochre color (1760) is from Italian terra di Sienna "earth of Siena," where the coloring material first was produced.