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Brown vs. Dusky

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  • Brown (noun)

    A colour like that of chocolate or coffee.

    "The browns and greens in this painting give it a nice woodsy feel."

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  • Brown (noun)

    One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 4 points.

  • Brown (noun)

    Black tar heroin.

  • Brown (noun)

    A person of Middle Eastern, Latino or South Asian descent; a brown-skinned person; someone of mulatto or biracial appearance.

  • Brown (adjective)

    Having a brown colour.

    "nonbrown"

  • Brown (adjective)

    Gloomy.

  • Brown (adjective)

    Of or relating to any of various ethnic groups having dark pigmentation of the skin.

  • Brown (verb)

    To become brown.

    "Fry the onions until they brown."

  • Brown (verb)

    To cook something until it becomes brown.

    "Brown the onions in a large frying pan."

  • Brown (verb)

    To tan.

    "Light-skinned people tend to brown when exposed to the sun."

  • Brown (verb)

    To make brown or dusky.

  • Brown (verb)

    To give a bright brown colour to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coating of oxide on their surface.

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  • Brown (verb)

    To turn progressively more Middle Eastern, Hispanic or Latino, in the context of the population of a geographic region.

    "the browning of America"

  • Dusky (adjective)

    Dimly lit, as at dusk (evening).

    "I like it when it is dusky, just before the street lights come on."

  • Dusky (adjective)

    Having a shade of color that is rather dark.

    "The dusky rose was of a muted color, not clashing with any of the other colors."

  • Dusky (adjective)

    Dark-skinned.

  • Dusky (adjective)

    Ashen; having a greyish skin coloration.

    "The patient was in shock and had a dusky skin tone."

  • Dusky (noun)

    A dusky shark.

  • Dusky (noun)

    A dusky dolphin.

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  • Brown (adjective)

    Of a dark color, of various shades between black and red or yellow.

  • Brown (noun)

    A dark color inclining to red or yellow, resulting from the mixture of red and black, or of red, black, and yellow; a tawny, dusky hue.

  • Brown

    To make brown or dusky.

  • Brown

    To make brown by scorching slightly; as, to brown meat or flour.

  • Brown

    To give a bright brown color to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coat of oxide on their surface.

  • Brown (verb)

    To become brown.

  • Dusky (adjective)

    Partially dark or obscure; not luminous; dusk; as, a dusky valley.

  • Dusky (adjective)

    Tending to blackness in color; partially black; dark-colored; not bright; as, a dusky brown.

  • Dusky (adjective)

    Gloomy; sad; melancholy.

  • Dusky (adjective)

    Intellectually clouded.

Webster Dictionary
  • Brown (noun)

    an orange of low brightness and saturation

  • Brown (noun)

    Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)

  • Brown (noun)

    abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1858)

  • Brown (noun)

    a university in Rhode Island

  • Brown (verb)

    fry in a pan until it changes color;

    "brown the meat in the pan"

  • Brown (adjective)

    of a color similar to that of wood or earth

  • Dusky (adjective)

    lighted by or as if by twilight;

    "The dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn"

    "the twilight glow of the sky"

    "a boat on a twilit river"

  • Dusky (adjective)

    naturally having skin of a dark color;

    "a dark-skinned beauty"

    "gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks"

    "a smile on his swarthy face"

    "`swart' is archaic"

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