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blush

noun \ ˈbləsh \

Definition of blush

1 :outward appearance :view
  • at first blush
2 :a reddening of the face especially from shame, modesty, or confusion
3 :a red or rosy tint
4 :a cosmetic applied to the face to give a usually pink color or to accent the cheekbones

blushful

play \-fəl\ adjective

Examples of blush in a Sentence

  1. The comment brought a blush to her cheeks.

  2. The fruit is yellow, with a blush of pink.

  3. She put on a little lipstick and blush.

Recent Examples of blush from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of blush

Middle English, probably from blusshen


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blush

verb

Definition of blush

intransitive verb
1 :to become red in the face especially from shame, modesty, or confusion
2 :to feel shame or embarrassment
3 :to have a rosy or fresh color :bloom

Examples of blush in a Sentence

  1. He blushed at the compliment.

  2. I blush to admit it, but you've caught me in an error.

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Origin and Etymology of blush

Middle English blusshen, from Old English blyscan to redden; akin to Old English blȳsa flame, Old High German bluhhen to burn brightly

blush Synonyms



BLUSH Defined for English Language Learners

blush

noun

Definition of blush for English Language Learners

  • : the red color that spreads over your face when you are ashamed, embarrassed, confused, etc.

  • : a slight red or pink color

  • : a cream or powder that some people put on their cheeks to make their cheeks pink or reddish


blush

verb

Definition of blush for English Language Learners

  • : to become red in your face because you are ashamed, embarrassed, confused, etc.

  • : to be embarrassed


BLUSH Defined for Kids

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blush

verb \ ˈbləsh \

Definition of blush for Students

blushed; blushing
1 :to become red in the face from shame, confusion, or embarrassment
2 :to feel ashamed or embarrassed
  • … the explanation is one that I blush to have to offer you.
  • —Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped

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blush

noun

Definition of blush for Students

plural blushes
1 :a reddening of the face from shame, confusion, or embarrassment
2 :a rosy color

Medical Dictionary

blush

intransitive verb \ ˈbləsh \

medical Definition of blush

:to become red in the face especially from shame, modesty, or confusion

blush

noun


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