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burnt orange (bɜːnt ˈɒrɪndʒ) 



  1. of a dark orange colour, sometimes due to calcination of orange pigment   ⇒ Karen wears a burnt orange, four-button jacket and pant combination.


  1. a dark orange colour   ⇒ If red is too overpowering, try earthy browns, terracotta, burnt orange or nutty yellows., a piece of clothing in burnt orange

Example Sentences Including 'burnt orange'

Bold mosaics of crimson and burnt orange , speckled with black and white, adorn dishes, trays and teak-framed trivets.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Ferociously, Posy ground the toe of her matching burnt orange boot into the shingle path.
Christina Jones TICKLED PINK (2002)
It will age and colour like leaves in autumn, and the burnt orange can look stunning when used as edging against a mown lawn.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
This starts with the fabrics, mainly felted wools, often buckled and scorched, in sombre colours: black, grey and burnt orange.
Independent (1999)
We didn't get to the desserts, although the creme brulee with burnt orange jaffa icecream ($7.75) appealed.
Misc (1995)


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