shocking pink


: a striking, vivid, bright, or intense pink

Examples of shocking pink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Seeing a shocking pink flamingo standing tall on a sandy Chincoteague spit? Joe Heim, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2023 In some ways, there’s no garment that feels emotionally further from the taupe pink Babaà sweaters of 2018 than a shocking pink trench coat by Jacquemus, a brand that has long recognised the hue’s allure, or a tailored Valentino suit (a la Zendaya). Katy Kelleher,, 14 July 2022 The wigs portrayed in the paintings include a saucy-looking cropped style in black-and-white, a flamboyant rainbow, a look with cascading tresses that fall in shocking pink cascade, and a softer number with flowing curves in subtle earth tones. cleveland, 13 Mar. 2022 The Schiaparelli couture show was held in the Musee des Arts Decoratifs to mark a new retrospective at the museum celebrating the late, great couturier who invented the color shocking pink and courted the Surrealist artists. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 4 July 2022 Heche immediately eyed some wigs arranged on a shelf over his shampoo area — in colors ranging from natural shades to shocking pink and solid white — and asked about a blue one. Los Angeles Times, 8 Aug. 2022 While some shades of pink feel docile, soothing, and domestic, shocking pink is anything but. Katy Kelleher,, 14 July 2022 Then there are the table settings: 2019, for example, saw tablescapes with bamboo flatware, feather lampshades, floral plates, and shocking pink tablecloths. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 20 Apr. 2022 This was a Valentino collection like no other — where the majority of the exhaustive, often-minimalist, 81 looks were delivered in shocking pink. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shocking pink was in 1937

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“Shocking pink.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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