ce·​rise | \ sə-ˈrēs How to pronounce cerise (audio) , -ˈrēz How to pronounce cerise (audio) \

Definition of cerise

: a moderate red

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Eye-popping colors — cerise pink, bright medium blue, lavender blue, straw yellow and Venetian red — added a summer’s lift to simple silhouettes that let the pleats do the talking. Washington Post, "Sheer spectacle: Paris is the real star of menswear shows," 20 June 2019 The coral lamp shade picks up the cerise and pink in the art work. Catherine Romano, WSJ, "Uncluttered Doesn’t Mean Empty: Lessons From a Décor Pro," 15 June 2018 The satisfaction of cherry-picking his ideal French realtor — sassy Catherine, on her scooter — is more appetizingly celebrated with far aux cerises (a boldly original cherry flan). Miranda Seymour, New York Times, "France’s Love Affair With Food," 2 Feb. 2018 Lip Gloss The Baby Collection includes three new lip gloss singles: Milf (a deep cerise), Night Nurse (strong navy blue), and Stroller (glittering orange). Amy Mackelden, Marie Claire, "Predicting the Inevitable Kylie Cosmetics Baby Collection," 23 Sep. 2017 Berry Bros. Guide Service reports: Wadable water; Rim Shoals has been hot spot; trout good on olive woolly buggers, nymphs, midges, San Juan worms (particularly cerise) and sowbugs. Bruce Janssen, kansascity, "Fishing report for July 20," 19 July 2017 Telegraph UK -A gutsy new color combo: cerise and orange. Veronique Hyland, Harper's BAZAAR, "While You Were Sleeping...Gisele Gets Cozy for Isabel Marant, Alexander Wang's New Ads, Plus More!," 19 Jan. 2011 Cerise The cherry on top of the Virgin Hotel is an indoor/outdoor bar/nightclub where DJs often spin at night for up to 80 people. Adam Lukach And Samantha Nelson, chicagotribune.com, "100-plus Chicago patios and rooftops for summer eating and drinking," 12 May 2017 Berry Bros. Guide Service reports: Buffalo Shoals has been hot spot; trout good on olive woolly buggers, nymphs, midges, San Juan worms (particularly cerise) and sowbugs. Bruce Janssen, kansascity.com, "Fishing report for July 6," 5 July 2017

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First Known Use of cerise

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cerise

French, literally, cherry, from Late Latin ceresia — more at cherry

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