Definitions for tawnyˈtɔ ni

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

taw•nyˈtɔ ni(adj.; n.)-ni•er, -ni•est

  1. (adj.)of a dark yellowish or yellowish brown color; yellowish or dullish golden brown.

  2. (n.)tawny color.

Origin of tawny:

1350–1400; ME tauny < AF taune; MF tané, ptp. of taner to tan1

taw′ni•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tawny, tawny-brown(adj)

    of a light brown to brownish orange color; the color of tanned leather

Wiktionary

  1. tawny(Noun)

    A light brown to brownish orange colour

  2. tawny(Adjective)

    Of a light brown to brownish orange colour

  3. Origin: From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman tauné, from Old French tané, past participle of taner, from tan 'tanbark, tawny color', from Gaulish tanno 'holm oak' (compare Breton tann, Old Irish caerthann 'rowan'), from Indo-European *dhenh-; akin to German Tann 'woods', Tanne 'fir', Hittite tanau 'fir', Avestan thanwarə (g. thanwanō) 'bow', Sanskrit dhánus (g. dhánvanus) 'bow', Latin femur (g. feminis) 'thigh', possibly Greek thámnos 'thicket'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tawny(noun)

    of a dull yellowish brown color, like things tanned, or persons who are sunburnt; as, tawny Moor or Spaniard; the tawny lion


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tawny(adjective)

(usually of animals' fur etc) yellowish-brown.

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