adjective, taw·ni·er, taw·ni·est.
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Origin of tawny
OTHER WORDS FROM tawnytaw·ni·ly, adverbtaw·ni·ness, noun
Words nearby tawny
Example sentences from the Web for tawny
A nice aged tawny perhaps, though vin santo also comes to mind.
It is built not in a long bun, but in a half-loaf of fresh, tawny-crusted Italian bread.The Jersey Shore’s Biggest Weiners Are at Jimmy Buff’s|Jane & Michael Stern|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I asked, watching buzzards, white-backed vultures, and tawny eagles corkscrew skyward on thermals.Walking With Wildebeests: Exploring the Serengeti on Foot|Joanna Eede|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I like a sweet, sparkling red like Brachetto, though if there are nuts involved, a nice tawny Port could be the perfect match.
The bars of gold and light vibrated over the tawny waters, and darkness fell like a black sword, cutting the day from the night.
That instant its tawny face scarred with black emerged from behind green leaves.
Here and there an oak stood, fully green, among the tawny reds and golds of a flaming woodland.Marriage la mode|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Underneath wisps of tawny hair, rather Mephistophelian, were clear-blue eyes, brilliant and sharp as a brigands.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
Both men and women had long hair, ranging in color from black to tawny, and very clean and glistening.The Stars, My Brothers|Edmond Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for tawny
- a light brown to brownish-orange colour
- (as adjective)tawny port