Dark reddish brown. Usually refers to pigments of inks used in drawing, printmaking, and photography. Because so many monochromatic photographs were produced in sepia tones during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, contemporary pictures made in this color scheme often take on allegorical meanings, associating such imagery with earlier times. (pron. see'pee-uh)

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  • Sepia — Se pi*a, n.; pl. E. {Sepias}, L. {Sepi[ae]}. [L., fr. Gr. ??? the cuttlefish, or squid.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The common European cuttlefish. (b) A genus comprising the common cuttlefish and numerous similar species. See Illustr. under {Cuttlefish} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sepia — adjetivo 1. (invariable; pospuesto) De color ocre rojizo: tinta sepia, sobre sepia, papeles sepia. sustantivo femenino 1. (macho y hembra) Sepia elegans. Molusco marino de cabeza muy grande con diez tentáculos y mandíbulas duras, que tiene dentro …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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  • Sepia — Sepia, braune Farbe, der eingetrocknete Saft aus der Blase des Tintenfisches. Die Sepia wird in Italien fabriziert, indem man den Inhalt der Tintenblase nach dem Fange des Fisches rasch austrocknet und die trockene Masse mit starker Aetzlauge zu… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • sepia — rich brown pigment, 1821, from It. seppia cuttlefish (borrowed with that meaning in English by 1560s), from L. sepia cuttlefish, from Gk. sepia, related to sepein to make rotten (Cf. SEPSIS (Cf. sepsis)). The color was that of brown paint or ink… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sepia — [sē′pē ə] n. [ModL, name of a genus of cuttlefishes < L, the cuttlefish < Gr sēpia < sēpein, to cause to rot (from the inky fluid emitted), akin to sapros, rotten] 1. a dark brown pigment prepared from the inky fluid secreted by… …   English World dictionary

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