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Brown is a color term, denoting a range of composite colors produced by a mixture of orange, red, rose, or yellow with black or gray. The term is from Old English brún, in origin for any dusky or dark shade of color.

The Common Germanic adjective *brûnoz, *brûnâ meant both dark colors and a glistening or shining quality, whence burnish. The current meaning developed in Middle English from the 14th century.

The adjective is applied to naturally occurring colors, referring to animal fur, human hair, human skin pigmentation (tans), partially charred or carbonized fiber as in toasted bread and other foods, peat, withered leaves, etc.

In terms of the visible spectrum, "brown" refers to high wavelength (low frequency) hues, yellow, orange, or red, in combination with low luminance or saturation.

Since brown may cover a wide range of the visible spectrum, composite adjectives are used such as red brown, yellowish brown, dark brown or light brown. As a color of low intensity, brown is a tertiary color: a mix of the three subtractive primary colors is brown if the cyan content is low. Brown exists as a color perception only in the presence of a brighter color contrast: yellow, orange, red, or rose objects are still perceived as such if the general illumination level is low, despite reflecting the same amount of red or orange light as a brown object would in normal lighting conditions.

The first recorded use of brown as a color name in English was in 1000.

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Music video by Chris Brown performing With You. (C) 2007 Zomba Recording, LLC
4.25 min. | 4.91 user rating
Music video by Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes performing Look At Me Now. (C) 2011 JIVE Records, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
4.15 min. | 4.71 user rating
Music video by Chris Brown;Chris Brown featuring T-Pain performing Kiss Kiss. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 15245180 (C) 2007 Zomba Recording, LLC
4.28 min. | 4.91 user rating
Music video by Chris Brown performing Forever. (C) 2008 Zomba Recording, LLC
4.63 min. | 4.88 user rating
Music video by Jordin Sparks featuring Chris Brown performing No Air duet with Chris Brown. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 5399090 (C) 2008 Zomba Recording, LLC
4.80 min. | 4.96 user rating
Music video by Chris Brown performing Yeah 3x. (C) 2010 JIVE Records, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
4.28 min. | 4.88 user rating
Music video by Chris Brown featuring Lil' Wayne performing Gimme That Remix featuring Lil' Wayne. (C) 2006 Zomba Recording, LLC
4.92 min. | 4.92 user rating
Music Video by The Rej3ctz performing Cat Daddy. Directed by: Alex Nazari Purchase on iTunes: Follow us on twitter: @THEBLKDMNDS
3.40 min. | 4.69 user rating
Music video by Chris Brown featuring Keri Hilson performing Superhuman. (C) 2008 Zomba Recording, LLC
3.65 min. | 4.93 user rating
Music video by Chris Brown performing Wall To Wall. (C) 2007 Zomba Recording, LLC
5.37 min. | 4.89 user rating

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California Undercard Features a Battle Between Rising Stars - Wall Street Journal Tweet this news
Wall Street Journal--SAN FRANCISCO�If the race for governor between Meg Whitman and Jerry -Brown- is the marquee blockbuster of California's campaign season, ... - Date : Wed, 27 Oct 2010 19:31:57 GMT+00:00
Chris Brown - Yeah 3X - Tweet this news know this is crazy, but though I'd heard Chris -Brown's- "Yeah 3X," I'd actually never seen the video until yesterday! I like it because it's a departure ... - Date : Wed, 27 Oct 2010 14:40:19 GMT+00:00
Brown keen to keep Gow - SkySports Tweet this news
SkySports--Motherwell manager Craig -Brown- has confirmed his interest in extending Alan Gow's contract at the club. Gow, who scored the winner in their Co-operative ... - Date : Wed, 27 Oct 2010 13:56:27 GMT+00:00
Manchester United defender Wes Brown full of praise for youngsters following 3 ... - Tweet this news United stand-in captain Wes -Brown- has praised the potential of the club's youngsters following the 3-2 League Cup victory over ... - Date : Wed, 27 Oct 2010 13:43:09 GMT+00:00
Spotted: Chris Brown Celebrates The Beatles On Broadway - Tweet this news number of stars showed up to celebrate its official opening, including Broadway legend Chita Rivera and pop star Chris -Brown- (fresh off the big premiere ... - Date : Wed, 27 Oct 2010 17:08:03 GMT+00:00
Shannon Brown elevates his game - ESPN Tweet this news
ESPN--LOS ANGELES -- Shannon -Brown- could have been in a Toronto hotel room on Tuesday night. That's where the New York Knicks were, ... - Date : Wed, 27 Oct 2010 18:55:59 GMT+00:00
Rihanna: Chris Brown was a wake-up call - CNN (blog) Tweet this news
CNN (blog)--If Rihanna seems like a happy woman these days, she has Chris -Brown- to thank for it. So says the pop superstar in the December issue of Marie Claire UK. ... - Date : Wed, 27 Oct 2010 19:21:49 GMT+00:00

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