red·​dish ˈre-dish How to pronounce reddish (audio)
: tinged with red
reddishness noun

Examples of reddish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some cheddars are yellow, some white, and some orange, and there are even some reddish ones. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 28 Oct. 2023 Native Range: Eastern North America USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 Size: 6 to 15 feet tall and wide Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade 11 Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea) This shrubby type has reddish bark, which is the main reason it is grown. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 28 Aug. 2023 Cozy Fall Kitchen Decor The slight reddish shade to the distressed kitchen island already gives the room a fall feel. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Oct. 2023 According to the institute, the object's reddish hue in the image indicates that the object is quite distant. Julia Musto, Fox News, 8 Aug. 2023 From the base, which was wrapped with hair, reddish zig-zags rippled towards her lower back. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 28 Sep. 2023 Purpurea has dusky purple foliage and complements any reddish color in an arrangement. Karen Hugg, Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2023 Sometimes the images are murky and have a reddish color because of the smoke, Gwilym said. Madeline Heim, Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2023 The apples of her cheeks were covered in a reddish blush. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 22 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reddish was in the 14th century

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“Reddish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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red·​dish ˈred-ish How to pronounce reddish (audio)
: somewhat red
reddishness noun
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