shocking pink

noun

Definition of shocking pink

: a striking, vivid, bright, or intense pink

Examples of shocking pink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zachary’s decade in the business helps, and so do Tanya and Zhenya Posternak’s photographs of High Sport’s bright wardrobe heroes, which arrive in pops of cerulean, lavender, lemon, and shocking pink. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, 16 Nov. 2021 This may be because the thought of magenta brings us back to simpler times of flipping open our Motorola Razrs in the shocking pink hue — just a guess. Allure, 23 June 2021 The garish green of pistachio gelato, for example, or the shocking pink of berry flavors are a sign of non-natural ingredients. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 At the Emmys, King honored the life of Breonna Taylor by wearing a t-shirt from her personal wardrobe beneath a shocking pink Schiaparelli pantsuit. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 12 Oct. 2020 From a beautifully-proportioned signature shocking pink geometric pant suit, to a soft jacket with an eye-popping yellow and orange fringe. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Sep. 2019 From a beautifully-proportioned signature shocking pink geometric pant suit, to a soft jacket with an eye-popping yellow and orange fringe. Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of shocking pink

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shocking pink was in 1938

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31 Dec 2021

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“Shocking pink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shocking%20pink. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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shocking pink

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shocking pink

: a very bright pink color

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