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tawny
American English: /ˈtɔni/
British English: /ˈtɔːni/

Translation of tawny in Spanish:

adjective -nier, -niest

  • (hair/mane)
    leonado
    pardo rojizo invariable adjective
    (port)
    seco
    Example sentences
    • They deployed into the teeth of a furious dust storm that ended in thunder and rain and left tents flattened and Kuwait City covered in tawny dust and mud.
    • Lions vary in colour from nearly white to deep ochre brown but tawny yellow is the commonest shade.
    • When little else is blooming, their cheery flowers of lavender, blue, pink, purple and white brighten the garden like colorful constellations against the tawny yellows and browns of autumn.

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