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

Definition of bloodred

: having the color of blood

Examples of bloodred in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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, 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, 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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28 Jul 2022

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“Bloodred.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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