Origin of ombréFr, past participle of ombrer, to shade from Classical Latin umbrare from umbra, shade
Ombre would describe this cake.
- The definition of ombre is the French word for color that is shaded or graduated in tone.
An example of ombre is the color of a dress that is light gray at the top, medium gray in the middle and dark gray at the bottom.
- Ombre is a French word for a color with a shaded tone or varying tones.
An example of ombre is a color that fades from dark gray to light gray.
also om·ber or hom·bre
Origin of ombreSpanish hombre man, ombre from Latin homō homin- man ; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.
- A card game, borrowed from the Spaniards, and usually played by three persons; it involves forty cards, omitting the ranks of 8, 9 and 10.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
- While not purely strapless, you should still check out Lord & Taylor and the La Blanca "Hola Ombre" Bandeau Halter Tankini top, in tropical pink and orange with a center wooden ring and brown halter strap that ties around the neck.
- Go luxe with a style Balenciaga's "Polo" Tote in buttery distressed leather or make a splash with a budget bag like the purple faux patent Xhilaration Ombre Tote Bag from Target.
- Ombre, satin, brocade, cotton, poly, and more can be found on the site starting at around $50, and moving upwards to around $250 or more.
- You can accessorize your look with a stylish canvas hobo bag, an imported ombre scarf, or a braided leather bracelet.
- Dip-dye techniques and ombre prints gave a weightless feel to soft cottons.