ox·​blood ˈäks-ˌbləd How to pronounce oxblood (audio)
: a moderate reddish brown

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web While autumn finds many of us feeling drawn to seasonal shades of oxblood, deep red, and berry, top nail artists get ideas not just from nature, but art, music, fashion, and architecture, too. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 17 Nov. 2022 Vampy oxblood is a moody color to swipe on when the days start getting shorter. Katie Berohn, Good Housekeeping, 19 Oct. 2022 Maye Musk From her oxblood red lip to the near-white short haircut, Maye Musk (yes, Elon’s mum), is glamour personified at 74. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 27 June 2022 Kardashian paired the strappy dress with more accessories from the Italian luxury house, including a shoulder-length veil, fingerless ruched sheer opera gloves, and oxblood pumps. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 May 2022 The doll features a deep oxblood red tulle gown, heeled boots, a sparkling silver metallic bodysuit and silver earrings. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 25 May 2022 It’s Designer Eye Palette into a theatrical look replete with thin, Clara Bow brows and two rows of lashes; her own Vaudeville tribute featured ombre shades of red eye-shadow and a centralized stamp of oxblood lipstick. Celia Ellenberg, Vogue, 3 May 2022 Color schemes, many nature-inspired, are moving to the warm end of the spectrum, too — russet and oxblood, hunter greens and moss tones, navy hues, earthy oranges and curry yellows, along with grays with green undertones. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2022 Their dark, oxblood eyeliner also has an ombré feel, with the wing subtly blurred around the edges. Marci Robin, Allure, 3 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1705, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oxblood was in 1705

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“Oxblood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxblood. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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ox·​blood ˈäks-ˌbləd How to pronounce oxblood (audio)
: a medium reddish brown

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