Definition of Burnt sienna

1. Noun. A shade of brown with a tinge of red.

Exact synonyms: Mahogany, Reddish Brown, Sepia, Venetian Red
Generic synonyms: Brown, Brownness
Specialized synonyms: Brick Red, Copper, Copper Color, Indian Red



2. Noun. A reddish-brown pigment produced by roasting sienna.
Generic synonyms: Sienna

Definition of Burnt sienna

1. Noun. dark reddish brown colour, like that of roasted sienna. ¹

2. Adjective. Of a dark reddish brown colour, like that of roasted sienna. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burnt Sienna

burns
burns down
burnside
burnsides
burnsite
burnstickle
burnstickles
burnt
burnt-out
burnt alum
burnt down
burnt lime
burnt offering
burnt orange
burnt oranges
burnt sienna (current term)
burnt to a crisp
burnt umber
burntness
burnup
burnups
buron
burons
buroo
buroos
burp
burp gun
burpalite
burped
burpee

Literary usage of Burnt sienna

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1. Hawthorne and His Circle by Julian Hawthorne (1903)
"XIX burnt sienna—The Aquila Nera—A grand, noble, gentle creature—The most ... I had long been familiar with a paint in my color-box called burnt sienna, ..."

2. Mackenzie's five thousand receipts in all the useful and domestic arts by Colin MacKenzie (1853)
"The middle distance trees are produced by s thin wash of burnt sienna and gamboge. The distant trees are also of ultramarine, ..."

3. The theory of colouring by J. Bacon (1866)
"burnt sienna and Indigo. Yellow Ochre and Madder Lake. Vandyke Brown and Indigo. ... Raw Umber, Lake, and one of burnt sienna and Lake. the various blues. ..."

4. The Chemistry of Paints and Painting by Arthur Herbert Church (1901)
"burnt sienna. The roasting or calcination of raw sienna produces a very great change in its hue as well as in the depth of its colour. ..."

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