brown Definition

of a color produced by mixing red, yellow, and black, as of dark wood or rich soil.

Using brown: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "brown" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The brown dog was lying on the carpet.

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    She has brown hair and green eyes.

  • Example

    The leaves turn brown in autumn.

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    He wore a brown suit to the wedding.

brown Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with brown

  • a partial loss of electrical power


    The storm caused a brown out in our neighborhood.

  • a lunch bag made of brown paper


    I always bring my lunch in a brown bag.

  • a state of deep thought or melancholy


    He was in a brown study after receiving the bad news.


Summary: brown in Brief

The word 'brown' [braʊn] describes a color created by mixing red, yellow, and black. It is often associated with natural elements like wood and soil, and can be used to describe physical features like hair or clothing. Phrases like 'brown out' refer to a partial loss of electrical power, while 'brown study' denotes a state of deep thought or melancholy.

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