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se·pi·a

 (sē′pē-ə)
n.
1.
a. A dark brown ink or pigment originally prepared from the secretion of the cuttlefish.
b. A drawing or picture done in this pigment.
c. A photograph in a brown tint.
2. A dark grayish yellow brown to dark or moderate olive brown.
adj.
1. Of the color sepia.
2. Done or made in sepia.

[Middle English, cuttlefish, from Latin sēpia, cuttlefish, ink, from Greek sēpiā, cuttlefish; perhaps akin to sēpein, to make rotten.]

sepia

(ˈsiːpɪə)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a dark reddish-brown pigment obtained from the inky secretion of the cuttlefish
2. (Animals) any cuttlefish of the genus Sepia
3. (Photography) a brownish tone imparted to a photograph, esp an early one such as a calotype. It can be produced by first bleaching a print (after fixing) and then immersing it for a short time in a solution of sodium sulphide or of alkaline thiourea
4. (Colours) a brownish-grey to dark yellowish-brown colour
5. (Art Terms) a drawing or photograph in sepia
6. (Photography) a drawing or photograph in sepia
adj
7. (Colours) Also (rare): sepic of the colour sepia or done in sepia: a sepia print.
8. (Art Terms) Also (rare): sepic of the colour sepia or done in sepia: a sepia print.
9. (Photography) Also (rare): sepic of the colour sepia or done in sepia: a sepia print.
[C16: from Latin: a cuttlefish, from Greek; related to Greek sēpein to make rotten]

se•pi•a

(ˈsi pi ə)

n., pl. pi•as,
adj. n.
1. a brown pigment obtained from the secretion of various cuttlefish and used in drawing.
2. a drawing made with sepia.
3. a dark brown.
4. a print or photograph made in this color.
adj.
5. of a brown, grayish brown, or olive brown similar to that of sepia ink.
[1560–70; < Latin sēpia cuttlefish < Greek sēpía]

sepia

- A cuttlefish, the origin of the brown pigment prepared from a secretion of the fish.
See also related terms for secretion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sepia - a shade of brown with a tinge of redsepia - a shade of brown with a tinge of red
brown, brownness - an orange of low brightness and saturation
brick red - a bright reddish-brown color
copper color, copper - a reddish-brown color resembling the color of polished copper
Indian red - a reddish-brown color resembling the red soil used as body paint by American Indians
2.sepia - rich brown pigment prepared from the ink of cuttlefishes
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
3.Sepia - type genus of the Sepiidae
mollusk genus - a genus of mollusks
family Sepiidae, Sepiidae - true cuttlefishes
cuttle, cuttlefish - ten-armed oval-bodied cephalopod with narrow fins as long as the body and a large calcareous internal shell
Translations
لَوْن بُنّي داكِن
sépiesépiový
brunsepia
szépia
dökkbrúnn
tamsiai rusvas
sēpija
sépiový

sepia

[ˈsiːpɪə]
A. N (= colour, ink) → sepia f
B. CPDcolor sepia

sepia

[ˈsiːpiə] adj [photograph, print] → sépia inv

sepia

nSepia f
adjSepia-; (also sepia-coloured)sepia(farben); sepia drawingSepiazeichnung f

sepia

[ˈsiːpjə] nnero di seppia

sepia

(ˈsiːpiə) noun, adjective
(of) a brown colour. a sepia photograph.
References in classic literature ?
It reminded me of a sepia painting I had once seen done from the ink of a fossil Belemnite that must have perished and become fossilized millions of years ago.
She took a sheet of paper and began to sketch in sepia the head of the hidden man.
de sepia (4 sepias limpias) * 2 dientes de ajo * 1 ramillete de perejil * 1 vaso de vino blanco * 1/2 limon * sal * alioli para acompanar * 4 cucharadas de mantequilla PREPARACION Limpiar las sepias, cortarlas en trozos y adobarlas con el ajo y el perejil picados, sal, el zumo de limon y una cucharada de mantequilla durante 2 horas.