Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Mixed or tinged with red; somewhat red.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of a color approaching red.
  • noun A reddish color.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Somewhat red; moderately red.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Somewhat red.

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

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

Etymologies

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red +‎ -ish

Examples

  • With his pale Irish skin, stick-out ears, and lantern jaw covered in reddish-brown stubble, wearing a green waffle-pattern long-underwear shirt and a pair of Sprawl athletic shorts, he looks like an elongated version of the actor Matt Damon preparing for a role in a remake of Deliverance.

    Rampage

  • With his pale Irish skin, stick-out ears, and lantern jaw covered in reddish-brown stubble, wearing a green waffle-pattern long-underwear shirt and a pair of Sprawl athletic shorts, he looks like an elongated version of the actor Matt Damon preparing for a role in a remake of Deliverance.

    Rampage

  • It was well wrapped in reddish-brown cloths, and as she revealed the contents of the package, the tension in the room became palpable.

    365 tomorrows » 2007 » July : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • Everything was relatively dark and these hulking machines were taking in reddish white hot molten glass down these chutes and sending out glowing red beer bottles about 3 dozen at a time.

    LEGO Brick’s — Meandering Passage

  • There was the dark fine bright red of some pepperidges shewing behind the green of an unchanged maple; near by stood another maple the leaves of which were all seemingly withered, a plain reddish light wood-colour; while below its withered foliage a thrifty poison sumach wreathing round its trunk and lower branches, was in a beautiful confusion of fresh green and the orange and red changes, yet but just begun.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc

  • She’s adopted a strategy all too common among Dems in reddish districts: don’t worry about the views of the voters, just build up a financial advantage by attending to the needs of corporate donors.

    Matthew Yglesias » Halter’s Long Odds

  • At least once a week Pender would search the NCIC missing persons database and a half dozen other systems to see if any more women with hair described as reddish blond or strawberry blond had turned up missing.

    The Girls He Adored

  • At least once a week Pender would search the NCIC missing persons database and a half dozen other systems to see if any more women with hair described as reddish blond or strawberry blond had turned up missing.

    The Girls He Adored

  • At least once a week Pender would search the NCIC missing persons database and a half dozen other systems to see if any more women with hair described as reddish blond or strawberry blond had turned up missing.

    The Girls He Adored

  • Some dealers call reddish spinels "_Balas ruby_" (rose red), and orange red ones "_rubicelle_."

    A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public

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