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noun scar·let \ˈskär-lət\

Definition of scarlet

  1. 1 :  scarlet cloth or clothes

  2. 2 :  any of various bright reds

Origin and Etymology of scarlet

Middle English scarlat, scarlet, from Anglo-French escarlet, from Medieval Latin scarlata, from Persian saqalāt, a kind of rich cloth


First Known Use: 13th century


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scarlet

adjective scar·let

Definition of scarlet

  1. 1 :  of the color scarlet

  2. 2a :  grossly and glaringly offensive <sinning in flagrant and scarlet fashion — G. W. Johnson>b [from the use of the word in Isa 1:18 & Rev 17:1–6(Authorized Version)] :  of, characterized by, or associated with sexual immorality <a scarlet woman>

14th Century

First Known Use of scarlet

14th century


SCARLET Defined for English Language Learners

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scarlet

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noun scar·let \ˈskär-lət\

Definition of scarlet for English Language Learners

  • : a bright red color


SCARLET Defined for Kids

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scarlet

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noun scar·let \ˈskär-lət\

Definition of scarlet for Students

  1. :  a bright red


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scarlet

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adjective scar·let

Definition of scarlet for Students

  1. :  colored bright red



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