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Definition of "tawny" []

  • A light brown to brownish orange. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tawny" in a sentence
  • "He was called tawny because from his frequent walks in the blaze of the sun his face had become much sun-burnt."
  • "Two are "tawny" and two are grey and white, like their ma."
  • "Some Negro slaves were brought to Europe by the Spaniards in the fourteenth century, and a small trade was continued by the Portuguese, who conquered territory from the "tawny" Moors of North Africa in the early fifteenth century."