There are 2 main definitions of ombre in English:

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ombre 1

Pronunciation: /ˈämbər/


A trick-taking card game for three people using a pack of forty cards, popular in Europe in the 17th-18th centuries.
Example sentences
  • He presents Belinda at her toilet, a game of ombre, the snipping of the lock while Belinda sips her coffee, the wrath of Belinda and her demand that the lock be restored, the final wafting of the lock, as a new star, to adorn the skies.


From Spanish hombre 'man', with reference to one player seeking to win the pool.

Words that rhyme with ombre

sombre (US somber)
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There are 2 main definitions of ombre in English:

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ombré 2

Pronunciation: /ˈämbrā/


Having tones of color that shade into each other, graduating from light to dark: a blue and white ombré silk shift her shoulder-length ombré hair
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  • Here's something you can take from the couture shows in Paris that you can actually wear and afford: Christian Lacroix's ombré tights.
  • Prada fans have gone elegantly ga-ga for Miuccia's shrunken ombré cardigans.
  • A multi-coloured stripe tankini and selection of vivid ombré sarongs complements any choice from pool to party!


French, past participle of ombrer 'to shade'.

Words that rhyme with ombré

chambray, chambré, hombre
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