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

Definition of reddish

: tinged with red

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reddishness noun

Examples of reddish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Virginia’s changing electorate has transformed it from a reddish-purple state into a solid blue one over the past two decades. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "It’s Time to Make Virginia Whole Again," 29 Jan. 2020 The man is described as being white with a reddish beard and in his forties wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans. Ken Brown,, "Man at-large after Cincinnati Police Department chases him into Northern Kentucky," 28 Jan. 2020 Some mistook the reddish material for a new bronzer, while others marked the Glossier opening in their calendars and begged the brand to stay in Phoenix for good. Angel Mendoza, azcentral, "Popular beauty brand Glossier is opening a pop-up shop in Arizona," 27 Jan. 2020 To complement Mai's classic red, floor-length Old Hollywood-esque gown, Cheng went with a reddish, smoky eye look that pulled from the color of her dress. Jihan Forbes, Allure, "Ella Mai's Makeup Artist Told Us Everything About Her 2020 Grammy's Look," 27 Jan. 2020 The season also heralds longer days and a burst of wildflowers that contrast with the green of the cacti and the reddish brown earth to create a technicolor wonderland. Kate Wertheimer, Sunset Magazine, "National Parks Will Be Free These Five Days in 2020–Here’s Where to Go When," 8 Jan. 2020 The year was 1987, and the lengthy reddish-blond beard that Leo Treadway sported since returning home from Vietnam showed signs of turning white. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "A real-beard Santa for three decades, Leo Treadway donates the family legacy to the Minnesota Historical Society," 23 Dec. 2019 The skin often turns pale then becomes reddish or brownish. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Flesh-eating bacteria tied to black tar heroin use kills 7 in San Diego, health officials say," 5 Dec. 2019 The girl, identified only as Brianna, is 5-foot, 4-inches tall and 120 pounds with reddish, brown hair and brown eyes. Tom Mcghee, The Denver Post, "Police ask help to find missing girl in Aurora," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of reddish

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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10 Feb 2020

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“Reddish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of reddish

: somewhat red


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

Kids Definition of reddish

: somewhat red

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