Definition of burnt ocher in English:

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burnt ocher

noun

1A pigment made from ocher that has been darkened by heating, or resembling this in color.
Example sentences
  • Heating the yellow variety produces burnt ocher, which has a rich red color.
  • Other pigments in common use were yellow ocher (hydrated Fe2O3), burnt ocher (hematite Fe2O3) and other ochers.
  • At one time burnt ocher was sold for reddish diphryges according to Dioscorides.
1.1The deep yellow-brown color of the pigment made from ocher.
Example sentences
  • For a moment we were blinded by a burnt ocher maelstrom aflame with the sun behind it.
  • Thus, I've decided to adopt a ‘study question’ approach to the abstract, as well as explicitly encouraging people to Read More - plus use a burnt ocher for the links, rather than the less-visible beige-gold.
  • Some users prefer a black screen background, others white, while splinter groups advocate burnt ocher, tawny puce, and shocking gray.

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Syllabification: burnt o·cher

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