Origin of umber
Words nearby umber
How to use umber in a sentence
It’s crisp but not too cold, the leaves recently changed from verdant green to shades of umber and crimson, and they’re gently falling all around you.
The eggs number from four to six, and are of a grey colour, speckled with light umber-brown.
The eggs number two, dark olive-brown, or buffish-brown, spotted somewhat sparingly with blackish-brown and umber-brown.
The tapestries of the wall were umber and gold; the hangings of the bed and windows were a modulated purple.The Bastonnais|John Lesperance
Not now could the lure of his well-loved ocean appeal to him, for all the wonders of the umber and dull orange west.Cursed|George Allan England
Ground color of upperparts deep umber-brown, very finely and densely vermiculated; chest barred with bright tawny brown and black.Color Key to North American Birds|Frank M. Chapman
British Dictionary definitions for umber
- shade or shadow
- any dark, dusky, or indefinite colour