Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: tanned
IPA transcription: [t'├Žnd]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: bronzed, suntanned, tanned
    Meaning: (of skin) having a tan color from exposure to the sun; "a young bronzed Apollo"
Usage examples
  • Their clothes grew ragged, their hair unkempt, their faces tanned by sun and wind.
  • "I declare, Hubbard, you're tanned like an aboriginal, and you look like one, too," laughed Maloney.
  • Her skin, what could be seen of it--she was wearing breeches and a long-sleeved shirt--was lightly tanned.
  • Their packs bore tanned skins, fruit of the saguaro cactus, edible roots of the mescal plant, and other trade goods.
  • My clothes hung about me as yellow rags, through whose rents showed the tanned skin. My hair grew long, and became matted together.
  • Clear-eyed, their faces tanned almost to a copper color, figures erect and shoulders well back, the Pony Rider Boys were indeed wholesome to look upon.
  • The skin he intends to take to an Indian camp, to be tanned by the squaws. Lieutenant Baldwin followed his buffalo until he got in the position he wanted, and then killed him with one shot.
  • Their shoes were of the same, and a good Western authority calls a wet moccasin "a decent way of going barefoot." About the time, however, when Lincoln grew to manhood, garments of wool and of tow began to be worn, dyed with the juice of the butternut or white walnut, and the hides of neat-cattle began to be tanned.