[ bluhd-red ]

  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

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300

Words Nearby blood-red Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blood-red in a sentence

  • For a few moments - 167 -the sun bathes the great garden in a pinkish glow, then drops slowly, a blood-red disk, behind the trees.

    The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
  • And her sides shone red as blood—red as they had shone on the grassy lawn of an old chateau near far-off Vienna.

  • That moment a blood-red glow took the place of the sickly yellow which had hitherto filled every recess of this weird apartment.

    The Circular Study | Anna Katharine Green
  • The slabs of the flooring, covered everywhere else with greenish moisture, wore a blood-red tint under the prong.

  • He saw a horseman in flashing armor and blood-red turban come pricking toward them.

    God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis

British Dictionary definitions for blood red

blood red

    • a deep red colour

    • (as adjective): blood-red roses

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