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crimson

noun crim·son \ ˈkrim-zən \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

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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Origin and Etymology of 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 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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