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A fawn.

English[]

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /fɔːn/, SAMPA: /fO:n/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːn
  • Homophones: faun

Etymology 1[]

From Old French faon.

Noun[]

Singular
Fawn

Plural
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Fawn ({{{1}}})

  1. A young deer.
  2. A pale brown colour tinted with yellow, like that of a fawn.
    Fawn colour:   
Translations[]

Adjective[]

Fawn (not comparable)

Positive
Fawn

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Of the fawn colour.
Derived terms[]
  • fawn lily
Translations[]
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Etymology 2[]

Akin to Old Norse fagna (to rejoice)[1]

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Fawn

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Fawn (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (intransitive) To exhibit affection or attempt to please.
  2. (intransitive) To seek favour by flattery and obsequious behaviour.
  3. (intransitive, of a dog) To wag its tail, to show devotion.
Synonyms[]
  • (seek favour by flattery) grovel, wheedle
Derived terms[]
  • fawn over
Translations[]
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See also[]

  • Appendix:Colours

References[]

de:fawn et:fawn el:fawn fa:fawn fr:fawn ga:fawn io:fawn it:fawn kn:fawn hu:fawn ru:fawn fi:fawn te:fawn vi:fawn zh:fawn

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