Meaning of “carmine” in the English Dictionary

"carmine" in English

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carminenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkɑː.maɪn/ us /ˈkɑːr.maɪn/
adjective uk us

Examples from literature

  • Lamp and firelight mingled in an orange and carmine glow that fell softly upon her. 
  • Some of them were white and some of a brilliant carmine color. 
  • The vivid contrast of olive cheeks, carmine lips and dark eyes, gave stress to her slender sensuousness. 
  • This is a climbing shrub, with oval, bright green leaves, and showy carmine flowers. 
  • Two carmine spots had leaped suddenly to her cheeks. 

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