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

Definition of reddish

: tinged with red

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reddishness noun

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There’s the reddish-orange candies, which are apple-pie-flavored, and mostly taste of cinnamon with a hint of artificial apple. Maura Judkis, The Seattle Times, "Candy corn controversy? ‘Most-hated’ Halloween treat expands flavors, options," 30 Oct. 2018 Buy It: 1901 Corduroy Blazer in Regular & Petite, $129, Nordstrom This blazer comes in both regular and petite but in a more vibrant reddish pink and with less buttons. Tara Gonzalez, Glamour, "The Perfect Fall Jacket is $655—so I found 11 Under $150 Instead," 26 Oct. 2018 On Harbour Island in the Bahamas—one of the most famous beaches pictured here—the pink hue comes from foraminifera, a microscopic organism that actually has a reddish-pink shell, while the sand is a mix of coral, shells, and calcium carbonate. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Beautiful Pink Sand Beaches in the World," 16 Aug. 2018 The dam, owned by Brazilian iron-ore giant Vale SA, burst on Friday, burying the company’s local offices, a busy lunchroom and a nearby village under a thick layer of reddish-brown muck. Paulo Trevisani, WSJ, "Death Toll From Brazilian Dam Collapse Jumps to 99," 30 Jan. 2019 Search efforts were extremely slow because of the treacherous sea of reddish-brown mud that surged out when the mine tailings dam breached Friday afternoon. Peter Prengaman, The Seattle Times, "Searchers probe deep mud from Brazil dam breach; 65 dead," 29 Jan. 2019 Kitty's naturally reddish hair was almost dyed to match her sisters's color. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, "Here Are All the "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" Details You Missed the First Time Around," 29 Aug. 2018 This effect gives the moon its reddish tint during an eclipse. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Everything To Know About the January 2019 Lunar Eclipse," 12 Oct. 2018 The leaves of oak trees, for example, turn reddish brown or russet. Brian Resnick, Vox, "When and where fall foliage colors will peak, in one map," 13 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of reddish

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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