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tawny

[ taw-nee ]
/ 藞t蓴 ni /
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adjective, taw路ni路er, taw路ni路est.
of a dark yellowish or dull yellowish-brown color.
noun
a shade of brown tinged with yellow; dull yellowish brown.
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Origin of tawny

First recorded in 1350鈥1400; Middle English tauny, from Anglo-French taune, from Middle French tan茅, past participle of taner 鈥渢o tan鈥; see tan1

OTHER WORDS FROM tawny

taw路ni路ly, adverbtaw路ni路ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tawny

tawny

tawney

/ (藞t蓴藧n瑟) /

noun
  1. a light brown to brownish-orange colour
  2. (as adjective)tawny port

Derived forms of tawny

tawniness, noun

Word Origin for tawny

C14: from Old French tan茅, from taner to tan 1
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