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taupe

Syllabification: taupe
Pronunciation: /tōp
 
/

Definition of taupe in English:

noun

Gray with a tinge of brown: [as modifier]: a taupe overcoat
More example sentences
  • The colour taupe is perfect for grey or blonde hair.
  • For a subtle look, use a slightly darker or lighter hue of the main color (i.e. beige and taupe, navy and royal blue, purple and violet).
  • Along with taupe and chocolate brown, one of this season's hottest shades is a muted heather (lavender with a bit of gray).

Origin

early 20th century: from French, literally 'mole, moleskin', from Latin talpa.

Words that rhyme with taupe

aslope, cope, dope, elope, grope, hope, interlope, lope, mope, nope, ope, pope, rope, scope, slope, soap, tope, trope

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