blood·​red | \ ˈbləd-ˈred How to pronounce bloodred (audio) \

Definition of bloodred

: having the color of blood

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "This Candy-Colored Revivalist Mansion Outside Chicago Brings the Drama," 16 Oct. 2019 At Balenciaga, models wore bloodred contact lenses like cyborg contract killers. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Fall Runways Are Full of Bewitching Clothes, So Let’s Explore Fashion’s Obsession With Horror," 27 Mar. 2019 This year’s decorations have taken a different dystopian tack: Walking through a strange assemblage of bloodred trees, Trump looks to be channeling The Handmaid’s Tale. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Melania Trump Unveils the 2018 White House Christmas Decorations, and They’re Straight Out of Gilead," 26 Nov. 2018 His avatar is a simple color-field of his take on Valentino red, a shade imbued with a touch more coral than Mr. Garavani’s original bloodred hue. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli Joined Instagram Just in Time for the Met Gala," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of bloodred

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Bloodred.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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