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xanthous

xan·thous
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [zan-thuh s]
    • /ˈzæn θəs/
    • /ˈzæn.θəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [zan-thuh s]
    • /ˈzæn θəs/

Definitions of xanthous word

  • adjective xanthous yellow. 1
  • adjective xanthous yellowish. 1
  • noun xanthous Yellow-brown; yolk-colored. 1
  • adjective xanthous of, relating to, or designating races with yellowish hair and a light complexion 0
  • adjective xanthous yellow or yellowish 0

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Origin of xanthous

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
1820-30; < Greek xanth(ós) yellow + -ous

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Parts of speech for Xanthous

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

xanthous popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for xanthous

noun xanthous

  • amber — Amber is a hard yellowish-brown substance used for making jewellery.
  • bisque — a thick rich soup made from shellfish
  • blond — (of men's hair) of a light colour; fair
  • buff — Something that is buff is pale brown in colour.
  • chrome — Chrome is metal plated with chromium.

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