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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TAUPE

The little steamer was feeling her cautious way up a river of dull silver between banks of taupe and mauve.

Her frock was taupe colored, of a soft woolen material, ornamented with many small buttons.

The bathroom has the walls painted in broad stripes of dull blue and taupe, the stripes being quite six inches wide.

The old puzzle sentence, Caille a haut nid, taupe a bas nid, shows this very well.

WORD ORIGIN

1880s, "a mole," later (1911) "dark brownish-gray color" (the color of moleskin), from French taupe, the color, originally "a mole," from Latin talpa "a mole."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TAUPE

beige

nounlight brown color
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.