brownish


brownish
brown ADJECTIVE 1) of a colour produced by mixing red, yellow, and blue, as of dark wood or rich soil. 2) dark-skinned or suntanned.
NOUN brown colour, pigment, or material.
VERB 1) make or become brown by cooking. 2) (be browned off) informal be irritated or depressed.
DERIVATIVES brownish adjective browny adjective.
ORIGIN Old English.

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  • brownish — UK [ˈbraʊnɪʃ] / US or browny UK [ˈbraʊnɪ] / US adjective similar to brown or slightly brown in colour …   English dictionary

  • brownish — [[t]bra͟ʊnɪʃ[/t]] COLOUR Something that is brownish is slightly brown in colour …   English dictionary

  • brownish — adjective see brown II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brownish — See brown. * * * …   Universalium

  • brownish — adjective of a colour which resembles brown; somewhat brown …   Wiktionary

  • brownish — adj. having a brown like color …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brownish — brown·ish …   English syllables

  • brownish — adjective of a color similar to that of wood or earth (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑brown, ↑chocolate brown, ↑dark brown • Similar to: ↑chromatic • Derivationally related forms: ↑brownness …   Useful english dictionary

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