sienna [see-en-uh] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a ferruginous earth used as a yellowish-brown pigment (raw sienna) or, after roasting in a furnace, as a reddish-brown pigment (burnt sienna).
- the color of such a pigment.
Origin of sienna 1750–60; Italian (terra di) Sien(n)a (earth of)Examples from the Web for sienna Contemporary Examples of sienna
Also breaking: apparently, Delevingne and Sienna Miller are “schnoystering,” whatever that means.
The Fashion Beast Team
May 5, 2014
Dr. Sienna helpfully tells him “We see these occasionally in the medical field.”
May 20, 2013
They came onto the scene in 2004, on the feet of boho-chic English style icons Sienna Miller and Kate Moss.
Misty White Sidell
February 28, 2013
Those targeted included Princes William and Harry, as well as senior politicians and the actors Hugh Grant and Sienna Miller.
January 9, 2012
Actress Sienna Miller described paparazzi spitting at her to provoke a reaction they could photograph.
November 28, 2011
Historical Examples of sienna
He will return about the 10th of October to fetch me, and we all go on to Sienna, to my mother.
I have compared it with that which is preserved in the archives of Sienna.
The filler used should be coloured with burnt umber and sienna.
Charles Franklin Warner
Sienna, resting on the top and brow of a hill, looks picturesque from below.
The body of S. Catherine of Sienna reposes beneath the high altar.
S. Russell Forbes
British Dictionary definitions for sienna sienna noun
- a natural earth containing ferric oxide used as a yellowish-brown pigment when untreated (raw sienna) or a reddish-brown pigment when roasted (burnt sienna)
- the colour of this pigmentSee also
Word Origin for sienna C18: from Italian terra di Siena earth of Siena Word Origin and History for sienna Sienna
city in central Italy, probably from Senones, the name of a Gaulish people who settled there in ancient times. Related: Sienese. The brownish-ochre color (1760) is from Italian terra di Sienna “earth of Siena,” where the coloring material first was produced.