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scar·let

 (skär′lĭt)
n.
1. A strong to vivid red or reddish orange.
2. Scarlet-colored clothing or cloth.
adj.
1. Of a strong to vivid red or reddish orange.
2. Flagrantly immoral or unchaste: scarlet thoughts.

[Middle English, scarlet cloth, scarlet, from Old French escarlate, from Medieval Latin scarlata, scarlet cloth, from Persian saqirlāt, rich cloth, scarlet cloth, variant of siqillāt, from Arabic, perhaps from Medieval Greek *sigillatos, from Latin sigillātus, decorated with raised figures, from sigilla, little figures, pl. of sigillum, sigil; see sigil.]

scarlet

(ˈskɑːlɪt)
n
1. (Colours) a vivid red colour, sometimes with an orange tinge
2. cloth or clothing of this colour
adj
3. (Colours) of the colour scarlet
4. sinful or immoral, esp unchaste
[C13: from Old French escarlate fine cloth, of unknown origin]

scar•let

(ˈskɑr lɪt)

n.
1. a bright red color inclining toward orange.
2. cloth or clothing of this color.
adj.
3. of the color scarlet.
4. sexually immoral.
[1200–50; Middle English < Old French escarlate < Medieval Latin scarlata, scarletum]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scarlet - a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tingescarlet - a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge
red, redness - red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
Adj.1.scarlet - 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
قِرْمِزيقِرْمِزِيّ
šarlatšarlatový
purpurrødskarlagensrød
helakanpunainenkirkkaanpunainentulipunainen
grimizan
skarlátskarlátpirosskarlátvörösélénkvörös
skarlatsrauîur litur
深紅色の
주홍의
skaisčiai raudona spalvaskarlatina
spilgti sarkana krāsaspilgti sarkans
scharlakenscharlakenroodvuurrood
szkarłatnyszkarłatszkarłatnaszkarłatne
šarlátšarlátový
škrlatenškrlatna
scharlakansröd
สีแดงสด
kan kırmızısıparlak kırmızı
đỏ tươi

scarlet

[ˈskɑːlɪt]
A. Nescarlata f
B. ADJcolor escarlata, colorado (LAm)
scarlet feverescarlatina f
scarlet pimpernel (Bot) → pimpinela f
scarlet runnerjudía f escarlata
to blush scarlet; turn scarletenrojecer, ponerse colorado
he was scarlet with ragese puso rojo de furia

scarlet

[ˈskɑːrlɪt] adj (in colour)écarlatescarlet fever nscarlatine f

scarlet

nScharlach(rot) nt
adj(scharlach)rot, hochrot; to turn or go scarlethochrot werden, rot anlaufen (inf); he was scarlet with rageer war rot or knallrot (inf)vor Wut; a scarlet woman (old, hum)eine verrufene or liederliche Frau

scarlet

[ˈskɑːlɪt]
1. nscarlatto
2. adjscarlatto/a

scarlet

(ˈskaːlit) noun, adjective
(of) a bright red colour. scarlet poppies; She blushed scarlet.
scarlet fever
an infectious fever usually with a sore throat and red rash.

scarlet

قِرْمِزِيّ šarlatový skarlagensrød scharlachrot άλικος escarlata kirkkaanpunainen écarlate grimizan scarlatto 深紅色の 주홍의 scharlaken purpurrød szkarłatny escarlate алый scharlakansröd สีแดงสด kan kırmızısı đỏ tươi 猩红的
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That looks too pretty to eat," he said, smiling with pleasure, as Jo uncovered the dish, and showed the blancmange, surrounded by a garland of green leaves, and the scarlet flowers of Amy's pet geranium.
you can tell me little of the Royal Americans that I don't know, though I do wear a hunting-shirt instead of a scarlet jacket.
When the bean-vines began to flower on the poles, there was one particular variety which bore a vivid scarlet blossom.
This rag of scarlet cloth -- for time, and wear, and a sacrilegious moth had reduced it to little other than a rag -- on careful examination, assumed the shape of a letter.
The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.
Two footmen were standing ready, dressed in drab livery, with scarlet breeches and white stockings.
When in the end Tamoszius Kuszleika has reached her side, and is waving his magic wand above her, Ona's cheeks are scarlet, and she looks as if she would have to get up and run away.
A gay robe of scarlet and yellow plaid, carefully made and neatly fitted, set off to advantage the dark and rich style of his beauty; and a certain comic air of assurance, blended with bashfulness, showed that he had been not unused to being petted and noticed by his master.
Percy Northumberland Driscoll, brother to the judge, and younger than he by five years, was a married man, and had had children around his hearthstone; but they were attacked in detail by measles, croup, and scarlet fever, and this had given the doctor a chance with his effective antediluvian methods; so the cradles were empty.
It was a rustly day, a scarlet and buff, yellow and carmine, bronze and crimson day.
The poor girl had gone scarlet, scarlet as the petticoat which I was sure WAS hers, with probably a fellow at the moment keeping warm her buxom figure.
The youngster was clothed in scarlet red In scarlet fine and gay; And he did frisk it o'er the plain, And chanted a roundelay.