blood-red


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blood red

n.
A moderate to vivid red.

blood′-red′ adj.

blood′-red′



adj.
of the red color of blood.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blood-red - of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations

blood-red

[ˈblʌdˈred] ADJ [fabric, paint, car] → de color rojo sangre, rojo sangre; [sun, sky, sunset] → de un rojo encendido; [flower] → encarnado
References in classic literature ?
They stood there while the sun went down upon this scene, and the sky in the west turned blood-red, and the tops of the houses shone like fire.
Now all the place was filled with groans and choking howls, as the wolves rolled over and over beneath him who sat above, and in the blood-red light of the dying sun the sight and sounds were so horrid that I trembled like a child.
The envoy of Tosti was admitted, when this ample room could scarce contain the crowd of noble Saxon leaders, who were quaffing the blood-red wine around their monarch.
Rikki-tikki put his paws one on each side of the egg, and his eyes were blood-red.
Two of them," said Sancho, "are green, two blood-red, two blue, and one a mixture of all colours.
The radiance was that of the full, setting, and blood-red moon which now shone vividly through that once barely-discernible fissure of which I have before spoken as extending from the roof of the building, in a zigzag direction, to the base.
The phial, to which I next turned my attention, might have been about half full of a blood-red liquor, which was highly pungent to the sense of smell and seemed to me to contain phosphorus and some volatile ether.
Against the warm dawn great tumultuous masses of black smoke were boiling up out of the enclosure, and through their stormy darkness shot flickering threads of blood-red flame.
It was a round thing, the size of a football perhaps, or, it may be, bigger, and tentacles trailed down from it; it seemed black against the weltering blood-red water, and it was hopping fitfully about.
Gold ornaments And silver pins were smashed and trodden down, And blood-red silken skirts were stained with wine In oft-times echoing applause.
Then he ran to one of the cupboards in Valentine's room, which had been transformed into a medicine closet, and taking from its silver case a small bottle of nitric acid, dropped a little of it into the liquor, which immediately changed to a blood-red color.
Have you observed," said he to them, "what a blood-red color the moon has to-night?