from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Clear, moderately dark red in color.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies


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  • She still has her ballerina-thin figure and still paints cherry-red streaks through her chocolate-brown hair; the contrast is as stark as her customers 'paintings, which line the store's entrance hall and make shoppers feel smug about their own art.


  • It included his medal but not his cherry-red No6 shirt, which has never, ever surfaced.

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  • At the Ferrari dealership, both of the $350,000 cherry-red models on the showroom floor had been bought and paid for, but the owners have been too fearful to pick them up, employees said.

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  • I spotted her cherry-red coat in the thick throng of hurried holiday travelers.

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  • At first it felt nice, but with increased pressure and vigor, my skin quickly turned cherry-red and my few raised moles began to bleed.

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  • After admiring the car at a vehicle auction site in Elkridge, Giron, 21, whipped out his phone, leaned in close to the cherry-red exterior and snapped pictures of his face next to the Ferrari logo.

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  • It was an older luxury vehicle, but the custom cherry-red paint and tricked-out interior—gold with red leather details—made up for it.

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  • Rumor held that a violent captain had caught him stealing a pudding, and had pinched the ear with tongs heated cherry-red in the galley stove.

    Excerpt: The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert Redick

  • Donna Karan A cherry-red "scuba bodydress" from Donna Karan's resort collection is made of a fluid compact doubleknit jersey that resembles neoprene.

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  • The aesthetic common denominator was a "finish fetish" or "fetish finish," your choice borrowed from the southern California demimonde of hot rods and custom cars—i.e., the kind of slick, finicky attention to smooth perfection required when applying dozens of hand-rubbed coats of cherry-red enamel to an auto body.

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