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Titian

[tish-uh n]
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noun
  1. Tiziano Vecellio, c1477–1576, Italian painter.
  2. (lowercase) a reddish-brown or golden-brown color: hair of titian.
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adjective
  1. (lowercase) having titian color: titian hair.
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Related formsTi·tian·esque, adjective
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  • Titian, that might or might not be—perhaps he had only touched it.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • They have abused your hate who told you that Titian was jealous.

    Poems

    William D. Howells

  • Turner will not use such means.pitch of color as Titian does.

  • Rubens never executed—Titian never colored anything like them.

  • She was curious about "Titian's Mistress" because the yellow hair resembled her own.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola


British Dictionary definitions for titian

Titian

noun
  1. 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
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Derived FormsTitianesque, adjective
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Word Origin and History for titian

Titian

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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

titian in Culture

Titian

[(tish-uhn)]

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

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