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crimson

noun crim·son \ ˈkrim-zən \
Updated on: 17 Feb 2018

Definition of crimson

: any of several deep purplish reds

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Origin and Etymology of crimson

Middle English crimisin, from Old Spanish cremesín, from Arabic qirmizī, from qirmiz kermes


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crimson

adjective

Definition of crimson

: of the color crimson

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crimson

verb

Definition of crimson

transitive verb
: to make crimson
intransitive verb
: to become crimson; especially : blush

Examples of crimson in a Sentence

  1. he crimsoned the minute he realized the foolishness of what he'd said

Origin and Etymology of crimson

crimson Synonyms

Synonyms

bloom, blush, color, flush, glow, redden;

Phrases

turn color;


CRIMSON Defined for English Language Learners

crimson

noun

Definition of crimson for English Language Learners

  • : a deep purplish-red color


CRIMSON Defined for Kids

crimson

noun crim·son \ ˈkrim-zən \

Definition of crimson for Students

: a deep purplish red


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