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adjective as in brownish

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A nice aged tawny perhaps, though vin santo also comes to mind.

It is built not in a long bun, but in a half-loaf of fresh, tawny-crusted Italian bread.

I asked, watching buzzards, white-backed vultures, and tawny eagles corkscrew skyward on thermals.

I like a sweet, sparkling red like Brachetto, though if there are nuts involved, a nice tawny Port could be the perfect match.

The bars of gold and light vibrated over the tawny waters, and darkness fell like a black sword, cutting the day from the night.

That instant its tawny face scarred with black emerged from behind green leaves.

Here and there an oak stood, fully green, among the tawny reds and golds of a flaming woodland.

Underneath wisps of tawny hair, rather Mephistophelian, were clear-blue eyes, brilliant and sharp as a brigands.

Both men and women had long hair, ranging in color from black to tawny, and very clean and glistening.


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On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tawny, such as: beige, bronze, brown, dusky, olive, and swarthy.

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