[ suh-rees, -reez ]
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adjective, noun
  1. moderate to deep red.

Origin of cerise

From French, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at cherry

Words Nearby cerise

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How to use cerise in a sentence

  • That fat old Hemerlingue found it restful, puffing in his stage-box on the ground floor as in a trough of cerise satin.

    The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet
  • The gown was cerise in color, and from her forearm hung a great fan of green plumes.

  • He smokes a pipe a yard long, and sits all day, with his swathed feet crossed Buddha fashion, on a brilliant cerise-pink blanket.

    A Journal from Japan | Marie Carmichael Stopes
  • We passed oaks all green and yellow, and maple trees, wonderfully colored red and cerise.

  • Yes, James, soon you will once again see me in my silk hat, cerise fancy vest and brown boots (among other garments).

British Dictionary definitions for cerise


/ (səˈriːz, -ˈriːs) /

    • a moderate to dark red colour

    • (as adjective): a cerise scarf

Origin of cerise

C19: from French: cherry

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