tawny


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taw·ny

 (tô′nē)
n.
A light brown to brownish orange.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman taune, variant of Old French tane, from past participle of taner, to tan; see tan1.]

taw′ni·ness n.
taw′ny adj.

tawny

(ˈtɔːnɪ) or

tawney

n
(Colours)
a. a light brown to brownish-orange colour
b. (as adjective): tawny port.
[C14: from Old French tané, from taner to tan1]
ˈtawniness n

taw•ny

(ˈtɔ ni)

adj. -ni•er, -ni•est,
n. adj.
1. of a dark yellowish or yellowish brown color; yellowish or dullish golden brown.
n.
2. tawny color.
[1350–1400; Middle English tauny < Anglo-French taune; Middle French tané, past participle of taner to tan1]
taw′ni•ly, adv.
taw′ni•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tawny - of a light brown to brownish orange color; the color of tanned leather
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
أسْمَر مُصَفَّر
plavý
gyldenbrungulbrun
homokszínû
gulbrúnn
gelsvai rusvas
dzeltenbrūns
plavý
sarımtrak kahverengi

tawny

[ˈtɔːnɪ] (tawnier (compar) (tawniest (superl)))
A. ADJleonado; (wine parlance) → ámbar oscuro, tostado
B. CPD tawny owl Ncárabo m
tawny port Npuerto m seco

tawny

[ˈtɔːni] adjfauve (couleur)tawny owl nhulotte f

tawny

adj (+er)gelbbraun, goldbraun; tawny browngelbbraun; tawny portbräunlicher Portwein, Tawny-Portwein m

tawny

[ˈtɔːnɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → fulvo/a

tawny

(ˈtoːni) adjective
(usually of animals' fur etc) yellowish-brown.
References in classic literature ?
And on my inner vision flashed the memories of my dreams,--the midday sun shining on tall grass, the wild bull grazing quietly, the sudden parting of the grass before the swift rush of the tawny one, his leap to the bull's back, the crashing and the bellowing, and the crunch crunch of bones; or again, the cool quiet of the water-hole, the wild horse up to his knees and drinking softly, and then the tawny one--always the tawny one
It was impossible for the tawny cat to eat under that hail of missiles--he could but roar and growl and dodge and eventually he was driven away entirely from the carcass of Bara, the deer.
Vast, vast -- an endless wilderness of sand; A stream crawls through its tawny banks; the hills Encompass it; where in the dismal dusk Moan the last sighs of sunset.
They look good, too -- tawny as russets but with a dusky red cheek.
It must have been the scarcity of detail in that tawny landscape that made detail so precious.
Sonya was a slender little brunette with a tender look in her eyes which were veiled by long lashes, thick black plaits coiling twice round her head, and a tawny tint in her complexion and especially in the color of her slender but graceful and muscular arms and neck.
Then the shipmen call upon the sons of great Zeus with vows of white lambs, going to the forepart of the prow; but the strong wind and the waves of the sea lay the ship under water, until suddenly these two are seen darting through the air on tawny wings.
Nor once did the rifle sights fail to cover the broad breast of the tawny sire as the lion's course took him a little to the man's left.
He seemed to see the great gray piles of granite set in old Spanish towns amid a landscape tawny, wild, and windswept.
Throwing up his left arm as a boxer might ward off a blow, Tarzan struck upward beneath the left forearm of the lion, at the same time rushing in with his shoulder beneath the animal's body and simultaneously drove his blade into the tawny hide behind the shoulder.
As the warrior emerged from the forest, Tarzan caught a fleeting glimpse of a tawny hide worming its way through the matted jungle grasses in his wake--it was Numa, the lion.
As we advanced on our voyage, and left the river, I noticed the tawny hue of the sea, caused by sand-banks which color the shallow water, and which make the navigation dangerous to inexperienced seamen.