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blood-red

[bluhd-red] /ˈblʌdˈrɛd/
adjective
1.
of the deep-red color of blood:
a fiery, blood-red sunset.
2.
red with blood:
The blood-red banner symbolized the army's defeat.
Origin of blood-red
1250-1300
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300
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Examples from the Web for blood red
Contemporary Examples
  • Roger Federer has glided through in a stylish black shirt with blood red trim, as if to signal there will be blood.

Historical Examples
  • On the edge of the sky the moon appeared, blood red, nearly full.

    Sacrifice

    Stephen French Whitman
  • The sun shines, the earth is blood red and purple and red and green and red.

    The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
  • In the very middle, and similarly supported, was a banner of blood red.

    The Convert

    Elizabeth Robins
  • Dancing madly on the end of a thread was a blood red feather.

    The White Feather Hex Don Peterson
  • Your voice would make me crowd my canvas with red, blood red.

    Lady Lilith

    Stephen McKenna
  • He warned them that their eyes would turn to a blood red if they opened them.

    North Dakota Various
  • Say,” she whispered suddenly, “what was that blood red light?

    The Crimson Flash

    Roy J. Snell
  • There was the veranda, blood red with it's creeper-clothing, and full of memories for him.

    Cape of Storms Percival Pollard
  • Revenge is brighter than the sun in the heavens, for it is red, blood red.

    'Tween Snow and Fire Bertram Mitford
British Dictionary definitions for blood red

blood red

noun
1.
  1. a deep red colour
  2. (as adjective): blood-red roses
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for blood red

blood-red

adj.

Old English blodread; see blood (n.) + red (adj.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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