[ tish-uh n ]
/ ˈtɪʃ ən /


Tiziano Vecellio, c1477–1576, Italian painter.
(lowercase) a reddish-brown or golden-brown color: hair of titian.


(lowercase) having titian color: titian hair.

Related formsTi·tian·esque, adjective

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/ (ˈtɪʃən) /


original name Tiziano Vecellio. ?1490–1576, Italian painter of the Venetian school, noted for his religious and mythological works, such as Bacchus and Ariadne (1523), and his portraits
Derived FormsTitianesque, adjective

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Venetian painter Tiziano Vecellio (c.1490-1576).

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Culture definitions for titian


[ (tish-uhn) ]

A sixteenth-century Italian painter known for his portraits and for his innovative use of color.

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