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English definition of “red”

red

noun [C or U]     /red/
A2 the colour of fresh blood : She uses a lot of reds and pinks in her paintings . I've always worn a lot of red. She was dressed all in red.Common coloursLess common colours Grammar:Noun phrases: premodifiers (big, good, red)Premodifiers consist of single adjectives, adjective phrases, single nouns and noun phrases which are used before the head in a noun phrase.
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