Definitions

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  • adjective of red tinged with purple
  • noun a red with a tinge of purple

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Examples

  • The monarch's profile is in sage green against a background of purplish-red trees and men rowing a boat on peaceful waters.

    Still in Love With Stamps

  • The paramedics checked for lividity—the livor mortis that occurs when the heart stops beating and blood sinks to the lowest part of the body, eventually leaving fixed purplish-red stains or striated marks there.

    In the Still of the Night

  • Last Tuesday, there was a strange little purplish-red fruit that Mrs. Hiller called a pluot.

    WILLOWOOD

  • His face turned a terrible purplish-red and he gripped my shoulders with bruising force to shout directly into my face, I forbid it!

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • The paramedics checked for lividity—the livor mortis that occurs when the heart stops beating and blood sinks to the lowest part of the body, eventually leaving fixed purplish-red stains or striated marks there.

    In the Still of the Night

  • Last Tuesday, there was a strange little purplish-red fruit that Mrs. Hiller called a pluot.

    WILLOWOOD

  • The paramedics checked for lividity—the livor mortis that occurs when the heart stops beating and blood sinks to the lowest part of the body, eventually leaving fixed purplish-red stains or striated marks there.

    In the Still of the Night

  • My hair turns a strange purplish-red color, like a badly mixed dye.

    She Ugly « A Fly in Amber

  • His face turned a terrible purplish-red and he gripped my shoulders with bruising force to shout directly into my face, I forbid it!

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • His face turned a terrible purplish-red and he gripped my shoulders with bruising force to shout directly into my face, I forbid it!

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

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