sepia

[ US /ˈsipiə/ ]
[ UK /sˈiːpiɐ/ ]
NOUN
  1. rich brown pigment prepared from the ink of cuttlefishes
  2. a shade of brown with a tinge of red
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How To Use sepia In A Sentence

  • Largely he was happy in his perfectly toned sepia world. Times, Sunday Times
  • The period detail has been painstakingly recreated and it is shot in a sombre palette of olive greens and sepia tones.
  • The whole state has kind of a cowboy-Saudi glitter to it when the oil is expensive, and kind of a sepia-Joad craquelure to it when the oil is cheap. Kenneth Hite's Journal
  • It's a familiar and rather well-worn mechanic, but the sepia-toned graphical overlay is a stylish touch and the extravagant rag doll physics sends your victim rocketing through the air like a crazed acrobat, which is fun to behold and suitably reminiscent of a Peckinpah bloodbath. Blogposts | guardian.co.uk
  • The problem is that I have no first-hand knowledge of the past in Alice Springs except sepia prints of people in suits and big frilly skirts.
  • Populated by grotesques and caricatures it was a love/hate letter for an England fading into sepia.
  • The robed and turbaned figures moving slowly across a sepia ground on the first screen are drawn from an 1895 film.
  • The wallpaper was a sepia-toned print of acanthus leaves; the carpet had plate-sized pink roses all over it. T2©: RISING STORM
  • The sepia coloured calendar, which is selling well, is available from the Canal Street pub at £3.99.
  • The result is a good, yellow-brown mustardy colour that is rather different to that obtained by straight sepia toning.
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