Meaning of “blood red” in the English Dictionary

"blood red" in British English

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blood rednoun [ U ]

uk /ˌblʌd ˈred/ us /ˌblʌd ˈred/
blood-red
adjective uk us

Examples from literature

  • The maples along its banks had turned—blood red and splendid as the banners of lost youth. 
  • The moon, drifting into the west, became blood red. 
  • The trees on our side of the river were still green, on the other bank they were bright orange, blood red and all the tints of a Serbian autumn. 
  • The water in the basin gleamed, in the lantern light, blood red. 
  • The yellow changed to amber and later to a blood red. 

(Definition of “blood red” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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