Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A brownish orange.

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  • noun A bright auburn colour, tinted with gold.
  • adjective Of a bright auburn colour, tinted with gold.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Titian (from his frequent use of the color in his paintings).]

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From the Italian painter, Titian (Italian: Tiziano Vecellio), who made frequent use of this colour.

Examples

  • Low on a titian horizon, it was sad and dim and far away.

    The Suicide of Superman (Redux)

  • For those of you like myself (of the titian persuasion) I digress here to insert an interesting side note on a myth on red hair which historically has many superstitions attached to in (Van Gogh had red hair too).

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  • The summer scent of jasmine lifts from a tide of titian hair, and there is no hesitation now, no U-turn, no braking, only relentless forward motion.

    Fallout

  • The summer scent of jasmine lifts from a tide of titian hair, and there is no hesitation now, no U-turn, no braking, only relentless forward motion.

    Fallout

  • The summer scent of jasmine lifts from a tide of titian hair, and there is no hesitation now, no U-turn, no braking, only relentless forward motion.

    Fallout

  • Hell Yes Bring Back a Next Gen Series like titian please I miss star trek on tv ...

    Former ‘Star Trek’ Scribe Bryan Fuller Calls For Franchise’s Return To TV » MTV Movies Blog

  • The summer scent of jasmine lifts from a tide of titian hair, and there is no hesitation now, no U-turn, no braking, only relentless forward motion.

    Fallout

  • Terribly ungallant, I know, but he did make an exception for one titian-haired publisher I won't embarrass here.

    Food, Frolic, and the Fall of Rome

  • Our titian blonde heroine, of course, solved the case easily.

    Life in the Old Girl Yet

  • One of the more famous stories is Eirik the Red's Saga where the scribes tell us that the titian-haired Viking settled at Eiriksfjorde in Greenland.

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