reddish

adjective
red·​dish | \ ˈre-dish How to pronounce reddish (audio) \

Definition of reddish

: tinged with red

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Other Words from reddish

reddishness noun

Examples of reddish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mars makes its reddish appearance in the morning sky between November 24 and December 31 and will be visible in the evening sky between January 1 and August 22. Megan Marples And Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Full moon in February 2021: When to see the Snow Moon," 26 Feb. 2021 The reddish-colored deer, native to India, were introduced in Texas in the 1930s and today are hunted for thousands of dollars. Washington Post, "The Texas freeze’s silent victims: wildebeest, gemsbok antelope and other ‘exotic’ animals," 25 Feb. 2021 The painters used ochre that produced a reddish mulberry pigment, which came from the presence of iron oxide. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, "17,000-Year-Old Kangaroo Painting Is Oldest Known Australian Rock Art," 23 Feb. 2021 The color of frostbitten skin may change to reddish, white or gray and the skin’s surface may become scaly or sloughing. Iris Katz, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Pet Wise: Keeping pets safe during winter weather," 20 Feb. 2021 Trading her signature caramel-blonde curls for intense reddish-pink custom color, Shakira's new hair could be described as a Maraschino-cherry red or an ombré magenta. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, "Shakira Just Dyed Her Hair Bright Pink — & It’s So ’90s," 8 Feb. 2021 Backside namesake aside, white-tails sport a reddish-brown coat in spring and summer, which fades to a gray-brown coat in fall and winter. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, "White-tailed deer: These icons of Texas roam most of the U.S.," 12 Jan. 2021 As a result, the moon will transform from a dark gray color during the partial phase of the eclipse to a reddish-orange color during totality. Andrew Fazekas, Science, "10 spectacular stargazing events to watch in 2021," 29 Dec. 2020 Their skin becomes mottled with splotches of reddish purple as their heart pumps less and less blood to parts of the body that need it. Author: William Wan, Brittany Shammas, Anchorage Daily News, "Why Americans are numb to the staggering coronavirus death toll," 22 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of reddish

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Reddish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reddish. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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reddish

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of reddish

: somewhat red

reddish

adjective
red·​dish | \ ˈre-dish How to pronounce reddish (audio) \

Kids Definition of reddish

: somewhat red

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