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[bluhd-red] /ˈblʌdˈrɛd/
of the deep-red color of blood:
a fiery, blood-red sunset.
red with blood:
The blood-red banner symbolized the army's defeat.
Origin of blood-red
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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.


    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

  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



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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