brownish


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brown

 (broun)
n.
Any of a group of colors between red and yellow in hue that are medium to low in lightness and low to moderate in saturation.
adj. brown·er, brown·est
1. Of the color brown.
2.
a. Having a brownish or dark skin color.
b. Often Offensive Of or being a person of nonwhite origin.
3. Deeply suntanned.
tr. & intr.v. browned, brown·ing, browns
1. To make or become brown.
2. To cook until brown.
Phrasal Verb:
brown off Chiefly British Slang
To make angry or irritated.

[Middle English, from Old English brūn; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

brown′ish adj.
brown′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.brownish - of a color similar to that of wood or earth
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
ruskehtava
brązowawy
brunaktig

brownish

[ˈbraʊnɪʃ] ADJpardusco, que tira a moreno

brownish

[ˈbraʊnɪʃ] adj (= slightly brown) → tirant sur le brun (= with a brown tinge) (pejorative)brunâtrebrown-nosing [ˈbraʊnnəʊzɪŋ] nlèche-cul m brown paper npapier m d'emballagebrown rice nriz m complet

brownish

adjbräunlich

brownish

[ˈbraʊnɪʃ] adj (stain, mark) → marroncino/a; (colour, eyes) → sul marrone
References in classic literature ?
This here's a new bit," and he touched a shoot which looked brownish green instead of hard, dry gray.
The livelong day he sat in his loom, his ear filled with its monotony, his eyes bent close down on the slow growth of sameness in the brownish web, his muscles moving with such even repetition that their pause seemed almost as much a constraint as the holding of his breath.
They passed without seeing us, brushing us with their brownish fins, and we escaped by a miracle from a danger certainly greater than meeting a tiger full-face in the forest.
Undoing the silver clasps, he opened the volume, and took from among its black-letter pages a rose, or what was once a rose, though now the green leaves and crimson petals had assumed one brownish hue, and the ancient flower seemed ready to crumble to dust in the doctor's hands.
Round his brow he had a peculiar yellow band, with brownish speckles, which seemed to be bound tightly round his head.
He is a bright, brownish little fellow, agile like a monkey, clean-shaven like an actor, and obliging like a born courtier.
In the afternoon, the sky became covered with a warm mist, that oozed from the soil; the brownish vapor scarcely allowed the beholder to distinguish objects, and so, fearing collision with some unexpected mountain-peak, the doctor, about five o'clock, gave the signal to halt.
The verdure had thickened and its bright green stood out sharply against the brownish strips of winter rye trodden down by the cattle, and against the pale-yellow stubble of the spring buckwheat.
If you want to know more particularly how Mary looked, ten to one you will see a face like hers in the crowded street to-morrow, if you are there on the watch: she will not be among those daughters of Zion who are haughty, and walk with stretched-out necks and wanton eyes, mincing as they go: let all those pass, and fix your eyes on some small plump brownish person of firm but quiet carriage, who looks about her, but does not suppose that anybody is looking at her.
A fine, brownish hair covered the chest and abdomen, and the face, the palms of the hands, the feet, the shoulders and back were practically hairless.
Vat Number Thirteen lay dashed to the floor--the glass cover was broken to a million pieces--a sticky, brownish substance covered the matting.
Time had discolored the paper, and had turned the ink to a brownish hue.