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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.
By following the Google deployment methodology, Sepia Solutions managed to help Colgate-Palmolive make the migration in less than six months.
We expect more such organisations of Pakistan to make the move as well, either to Google Cloud or to Microsoft, and when they do, Sepia Solutions will be here to help,' he added.
In Sepia apama the head has characteristic 'twin rows of three flap-like papillae above each eye' (Adam 1966; Norman and Reid 2000; for illustrations see Lu 1998b Fig.
KEY WORDS: genetic diversity, cuttlefish Sepia pharaonis, microsatellite, Persian Gulf
The sepia prints are created within minutes of the sitting.
There was also the elimination pressure test facilitated by Sepia Restaurant's Chef Martin Benn.
Get this classic yet dramatic look by picking out matte and powdery pigments in a sepia tone that's a few shades darker than your natural skin tone, and apply using a brush for a soft finish.
Previously Massy (1925: 202) examined some Sepia shells from the KwaZulu-Natal Museum but did not indicate whether this material was from type series.
These works have proposed that sepia melanin is a copolymer of eumelanin constituted of approximately 20% of units of 5,6-dihydroxyindole (DHI) and 75% of units of 5,6-dihydroxyindole-2-acid carboxylic (DHICA) (Figure 1) .
Housed in a 1890s-era print shop, with old photographs and antique cameras on display, Sepia is cutting edge but with the patina of old Chicago.