Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The characteristic of being brown.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being brown.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being brown.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an orange of low brightness and saturation

Etymologies

brown +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After briefly addressing being a "brown person" who understands the difficulties of "brownness," Watts launched into a song dedicated to the upcoming "brown history week."

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  • Hers were brown, but the brownness faded and spread into peach in gaps between each finger.

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  • This assumption that of all the hues of God whiteness alone is inherently and obviously better than brownness or tan leads to curious acts; even the sweeter souls of the dominant world as they discourse with me on weather, weal, and woe are continually playing above their actual words an obligato of tune and tone, saying:

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  • But mow high, and if this brownness bothers you, overseed it in autumn with a mix containing microclover (such as Johnson's Easy Lawn), which stays green no matter what.

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  • I love the feel of this one, but the eyes should probably stand out more to compensate for the dark brownness of everything else.

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  • The man in the queue before me gets aggressive; trying to operate his Crackberry and pour sugar, he believes the immigrants have come here on a mission, traitorous codes embedded in their brownness, sleepers who've hijacked jobs the idle poor should embrace.

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  • The extent to which feeling overwhelmed by brownness and foreignness frightens the few remaining freckled and tuna-fish-laden Caucasian children in the city away from the public schools is not acknowledged and certainly not discussed.

    Tales Out of School

  • It looked a little like Texas scrubland, flat, open brownness with small shrubs and bits of grass cropping up here and there.

    I’m Still Standing

  • Clearly visible was the plant strewn bottom which shelved off slightly into murky brownness and considerable depth, according to Kai's instrumentation.

    Cattle Town

  • The ambulance arrived just too late, and his last words were "The eyes, terrible brownness, sad no soul."

    The Roman Twin

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