Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Tan- colored; brownish- yellow.

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Usage examples "tawny":

  1. The light is tawny upon the lily- pods in shady places on the river. - "A Man and a Woman", Stanley Waterloo.
  2. This knight bought on a time as much fine French tawny cloth as should make him a gown, and sent it to the taylor's to be made. - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Isaac D'Israeli.
  3. And beyond again, on the other side of the Nile, the tawny flame of that desert across which came the Khalifa's fierce army. - "It Happened in Egypt", C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson.