bloodred

adjective

blood·​red ˈbləd-ˈred How to pronounce bloodred (audio)
: having the color of blood

Examples of bloodred in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This flare was both preceded and followed by incredible bloodred auroral displays that engulfed the planet from the poles to the tropics. IEEE Spectrum, 24 Jan. 2012 As for her beauty look, Pugh opted for a soft smoky glam with subtle cat eyeliner, a pink lip, and a bloodred manicure. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 6 Mar. 2023 Nancy Reagan stood by in her bloodred dresses, red as an AIDS ribbon, red as gore. Grant Sutton, Vulture, 28 Oct. 2022 This Surrealist look comes courtesy of Bronson van Wyck, who bucked tradition with a bloodred tree, a circus tent enclosure, and a saintly topper. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, 14 Dec. 2022 The fiancés often venture out in coordinated daring outfits, whether that means Fox dressing in a hot pink metallic set that matches MGK's hair or the actress sizzling in a naked Mugler dress while her man sparkles in a bloodred sequined suit. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Oct. 2022 Wildfires burning along the M25, the main highway surrounding London, suggest otherwise; the same is true of the extreme-heat warnings, 100-degree temperature, and bloodred weather maps. Tom McTague, The Atlantic, 19 July 2022 Conversely, below ground there is a vast entertainment area with a private bowling alley—a nod to the couple’s sense of fun—where the walls are upholstered in a bloodred velvet. Nancy Hass, ELLE Decor, 16 Oct. 2019 At Balenciaga, models wore bloodred contact lenses like cyborg contract killers. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 27 Mar. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bloodred was before the 12th century

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“Bloodred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bloodred. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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