- (Chiefly of a person’s hair) of a reddish-brown color.More example sentences
- Her long auburn hair was the same colour as Tanya's, but Tanya keeps hers up in a ponytail.
- She was striking to look at - auburn hair, bright-blue eyes, high cheekbones and a great figure.
- It was the image of a man with blue eyes, receding auburn hair above the temples and small, thin lips.
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- A reddish-brown color.More example sentences
- He had black-brown hair coming to just slightly above his ears, half-dyed a tint of auburn.
- Every shade of auburn, russet and tan shone through and seemed to make him look almost angelic.
- In the dark, it was hard to tell what color his hair was, but her memory painted it a warm, red auburn.
late Middle English: from Old French auborne, alborne, from Latin alburnus 'whitish', from albus 'white'. The original sense was 'yellowish white', but the word became associated with brown because in the 16th and 17th centuries it was often written abrune or abroun.