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Can the adjective 'tawny' be used to describe 'skin colour'?


For instance, is it correct:


"His tawny skin gains even more colour when he stretches out on the sun."

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It is unusual for human skin.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tawny (color)

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Christine ChristieCan the adjective 'tawny' be used to describe 'skin colour'?

Hmm. I wouldn't.

Christine Christiewhen he stretches out on in the sun.

If he stretches out onthe sun, he will be instantaneously fried to a crisp. Emotion: smile

CJ

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Christine ChristieCan the adjective 'tawny' be used to describe 'skin colour'?

I've come across such a sentence (in fraze.it site):

As a result, the mummies are covered with leathery-looking, tawny-colored skin.

See this

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Christine ChristieCan the adjective 'tawny' be used to describe 'skin colour'?

I wouldn't. The color is wrong for skin. It's too yellow-orange, and we use it for lions so much that you think of fur.

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anonymousAs a result, the mummies are covered with leathery-looking, tawny-colored skin.

OK, but mummies don't sunbathe.

anonymousIt's too yellow-orange,

Some people have that colour as a result of using fake tan. The previous American president and some reality tv people come to mind.

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