any of various red cosmetics for coloring the cheeks or lips.
a reddish powder, chiefly ferric oxide, used for polishing metal, glass, etc.
to color with rouge.
to use rouge.
- un·rouged, adjective
- rogue, rouge
Other definitions for rouge (2 of 2)
red; noting the red numbers in roulette.
- Compare noir.
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How to use rouge in a sentence
Hester—small, animated, highly rouged—opened the ball, and danced until the small hours “with astonishing elasticity.”
Then there was the very pretty, but much be-powdered and rouged girl behind them in number nine.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle | Laura Lee Hope
But the next moment the blood faded from her slightly rouged cheeks, for Lienhard—was it possible, was it imaginable?Complete Short Works | Georg Ebers
You could see he was ready for the enemy—his dark-rouged cheeks, his penciled eyebrows proved it.The Crow's Nest | Clarence Day, Jr.
Repellier's quick eye noticed that her cheeks were rouged, and that a touch of crimson had been added to her usually pale lips.The Silver Poppy | Arthur Stringer
Her rouged lips were tinted a carmine so bright that they looked like a wound across her white face.The Shadow | Arthur Stringer
British Dictionary definitions for rouge
a red powder, used as a cosmetic for adding redness to the cheeks
short for jeweller's rouge
to apply rouge to
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