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

Examples of oxblood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Accessorizing with the Kurt Geiger Mini Denim Kensington Bag and an oxblood red lip, the star held her hands under her stomach for one photo. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 23 May 2024 The rapper certainly channeled the ambitious Water sign with this custom oxblood Thom Browne gown that took 35 people more than 2,000 hours to create. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 6 May 2024 The spacious bag has several compartments to keep items organized, is made from strong double-face leather, and comes in four colors (gold/chalk light saddle, gold/black true red, black antique nickel/flax 2, or gold/taupe oxblood). Rachel Simon, Southern Living, 21 Mar. 2024 In Goat’s Horn With Red (1945), a marvelous pastel in the exhibition, O’Keeffe melds oxbloods and brick reds, encircling a pale blue ground. Angelica Aboulhosn, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Mar. 2024 From Sharon Stone’s timeless red lips and Liza Minelli’s fluttery lashes to Cindy Crawford’s beachy waves and Drew Barrymore’s ’90s oxblood lip–here, Vogue charts 19 of the best vintage Oscars beauty looks worth reminiscing on. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 9 Mar. 2024 And if there was any doubt that the color would catch on, Kendall Jenner was immediately photographed carrying the dark oxblood accessories outside the show. Irene Kim, Vogue, 16 Dec. 2023 In addition to multiple natural and neutral colors, there are a few bolder upholstery options like oxblood, navy, and green. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Oct. 2023 For the occasion, the Grammy winner wore a preppy, oversized black polo shirt from Stella McCartney paired with a $2,525 leather micro TOD’s bag (last seen on her girl's night with Selena Gomez and Zoë Kravitz), and oxblood leather knee-high boots. Sabienna Bowman, Peoplemag, 26 Oct. 2023

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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 22 Jun. 2024.

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

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