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English definition of “tan”


COLOUR being a pale yellow-brown colour: a tan jacketLess common coloursCommon colours
SKIN US (UK/US tanned) having darker skin because you have been in the sunThe skin, and skin colour
(Definition of tan adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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