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 (sə-rēs′, -rēz′)
A deep to vivid purplish red.

[French, from Old French, cherry; see cherry.]

ce·rise′ adj.


(səˈriːz; -ˈriːs)
a. a moderate to dark red colour
b. (as adjective): a cerise scarf.
[C19: from French: cherry]


(səˈris, -ˈriz)

adj., n.
moderate to deep red.
[1855–60; < French; see cherry]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cerise - a red the color of ripe cherriescerise - a red the color of ripe cherries  
red, redness - red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
Adj.1.cerise - 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


A. ADJ(de) color de cereza
B. Ncereza f


[səˈriːz səˈriːs]
adj(couleur) cerise
nrouge m cerise


adjkirschrot, cerise pred
nKirschrot nt
References in classic literature ?
Her new cerise dress has been a failure, and makes her look tawdry and wan.
Yet anon it would rise again, a mere mote dancing in the dim gray distance, drifting towards a purple island, beneath a fading western sky, streaked with dead gold and cerise.
Cerise expands the entire width of the hotel, including a terrace that wraps around three sides.
CHERRY AMOUR Kate in cerise Mulberry coat yesterday
This is only the start for Kevin and Cerise who already have plans to make the course more accessible to those with mobility problems.
The combination of the mauve of rhododendron ponticum with the deep cerise pink of the rose is a lovely one.
Cerise said: "When I was younger people always used to say that I should model, and I always wanted to, but until six months ago it just never happened.
5cm to 6cm long with compact deep cerise blooms growing 5cm to 8cm high and spreading 10cm.
Bright pink round neck, pounds 25 Primark Purple scarf, pounds 1950 Marks & Spencer; Coral short sleeve round neck, pounds 22 Primark Beige cardi, pounds 75 Marks & Spencer; Grey polo neck, pounds 69 and red scarf, pounds 1950 marks & Spencer; Light Live polo and cardi, pounds 59 each John Lewis; Blue short sleeve round neck, pounds 22 and yellow cardi, pounds 30 both Primark; Soft grey cap sleeve, pounds 69 Kookai Frasers; Cerise V neck, pounds 22 Asda Beige scarf, pounds 1950 Marks & Spencer; Black neck pounds 30 Tesco