Definition of taupe in English:


Syllabification: taupe
Pronunciation: /tōp


  • 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).


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

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