Definition of sepia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsiːpiə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːpiə//
    [uncountable] Describing art
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  1. 1a brown substance used in inks and paints and used in the past for printing photographs See related entries: Describing art
  2. 2a reddish-brown colour
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting a cuttlefish): via Latin from Greek sēpia ‘cuttlefish’. The current senses date from the early 19th cent.

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