[ UK /tˈɔːni/ ]
[ US /ˈtɑni/ ]
  1. of a light brown to brownish orange color; the color of tanned leather
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How To Use tawny In A Sentence

  • Threadbare patches in her fur and mane shone dull against the her tawny pelt.
  • There were brighter pictures, of early Mexican-Californian life, a pastel of twilight eucalyptus with a sunset-tipped mountain beyond, by Reimers, a moonlight by Peters, and a Griffin stubble-field across which gleamed and smoldered California summer hills of tawny brown and purple-misted, wooded canyons. CHAPTER VIII
  • So that ghostly form that appears in front of your car at night may very well be a tawny.
  • Thorax and pectus tawny, the former globose, with a black dorsal spot; abdomen tawny at the base; anterior legs testaceous, hind femora spinose beneath; wings grey, darker at the tips; stigma and veins black; halteres testaceous, with piceous tips. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology
  • Make the rest of your palette tawny, brown and bronze. The Sun
  • Giant larkspurs thrust up their flower-rods, between the dentated foliage of which gaped the mouths of tawny snapdragons, while the schizanthus reared its scanty leaves and fluttering blooms, that looked like butterflies 'wings of sulphur hue splashed with soft lake. La faute de l'Abbe Mouret
  • Coming back to True North we see two large tawny nurse sharks circling the back of the boat. Times, Sunday Times
  • The males have great lionlike manes of tawny fur.
  • She glanced up to the heights of the castle battlements and saw a tall, tawny haired figure upon the uppermost heights.
  • _ Black, with gilded tomentum, which forms two bands on the thorax, and one on each side of the pectus; abdomen with three gilded tomentose bands, the third subapical, first segment ferruginous beneath; legs tawny, femora at the base and coxæ black; wings blackish-brown, dark cinereous hindward; halteres tawny. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology
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