Brown - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |braʊn|  American pronunciation of the word brown
Brit.  |braʊn|  British pronunciation of the word brown


- an orange of low brightness and saturation (syn: brownness)
- Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
- abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859)
- a university in Rhode Island


- fry in a pan until it changes color
- make brown in color(syn: embrown)


- of a color similar to that of wood or earth (syn: brownish, chocolate-brown, dark-brown)
- (of skin) deeply suntanned (syn: browned)


workers whose backs are brown from long hours in the sun

The room was decorated in brown.

a mix of browns and reds

Brown the chicken in a pan with butter.

Her skin was browned by the sun.

The chicken is browning in the oven.

He'd been on vacation and looked very brown.

He was as brown as a berry after two weeks in the sun.

This particular model is available in brown, white, or grey.

the browns and greens of the landscape

First brown the meat in a pan.

The children's faces were browned by the sun.

brown the meat in the pan

the draught browned the leaves on the trees in the yard

The man beside her was wearing a brown suit and hat.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: brown
he/she/it: browns
present participle: browning
past tense: browned
past participle: browned
singular: brown
plural: browns
comparative: browner
superlative: brownest
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