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

Definition of reddish

: tinged with red

Other Words from reddish

reddishness noun

Examples of reddish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lower floors of seaside holiday apartments along the north coast were buried by reddish-brown mud, while hillside homes hung precariously after their foundations were washed away, according to video shown on national television. New York Times, 12 Apr. 2022 The last of the four eyeliners is Toph's reddish-brown Groundbreaker. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 25 Mar. 2022 Huntington State Beach is home to a number of species of birds, including gulls, willet, elegant terns and reddish egret, which are a rarity on the west coast, according to Ben Smith, a biologist and environmental consultant for the county. Los Angeles Times, 3 Oct. 2021 However, in the western half of North America the totality phase—when the full Moon will turn reddish—will be a prime-time Sunday evening event. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 4 May 2022 Julian Schnabel’s reddish-pink towering Palazzo Chupi, just outside the bounds of historic preservation in the West Village, is unevenly appreciated. Mary Childs, Town & Country, 26 Apr. 2022 Mars will make its reddish appearance in the morning sky between November 24 and December 31. Megan Marples, CNN, 16 Nov. 2021 The resulting roe is a vibrant reddish orange and uncommonly sweet. Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2022 Birds like piping plovers, red knots, reddish egrets, marbled godwits, black skimmers, and magnificent frigatebirds are all visible at the refuge during this migratory pause. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 4 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of reddish

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

Kids Definition of reddish

: somewhat red


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