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[red-nis] /ˈrɛd nɪs/
the quality or state of being red.
Origin of redness
before 900; Middle English rednesse, Old English rēadnes; see red1, -ness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It might have been an accident; and the redness of his face might have come of stooping; but I saw Tod did not think so.

    Johnny Ludlow. First Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • This is chiefly true of his earlier work, the "Aurora" or "Morning redness."

  • The redness of the sky gave way to blue, and all grew clear and beautiful.

  • It is accompanied with pain, swelling, redness and inflammation.

  • Suddenly the entire city rose; blue, yellow, and white veils moved on the walls in the redness of the evening.

    Salammbo Gustave Flaubert
  • He took notice of the serious humour he found me in, and of the redness of my eyes.

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • Ursula was silent; she grew pale now after her redness of hasty and unconsidered self-defence.

    Phoebe, Junior Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • He may be known from the other varieties by the redness of his gills.

  • Julia bit her lip, nipping it into redness with her white, even teeth.

    Earth Alert! Kris Neville
Word Origin and History for redness

Old English readnes; see from red (adj.1) + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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