scarlet

[ UK /skˈɑːlət/ ]
[ US /ˈskɑɹɫət/ ]
NOUN
  1. a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge
ADJECTIVE
  1. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
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How To Use scarlet In A Sentence

  • There was no mail coach -- no driver in scarlet -- no mail guard -- no passengers, but only a ramshackle iron mail cart -- a "postboy" as driver and carrying no arms. The King's Post Being a volume of historical facts relating to the posts, mail coaches, coach roads, and railway mail services of and connected with the ancient city of Bristol from 1580 to the present time
  • Down below, a mass of brank-ursine formed as it were a pedestal, from the midst of which sprang scarlet geum, rhodanthe with stiff petals, and clarkia with great white carved crosses, that looked like the insignia of some barbarous order. La faute de l'Abbe Mouret
  • A swarm of princesses totter on stage, got up like topiary on legs in every shade of scarlet, crimson, cerise, cochineal, each foolishly imagining Prince Charming must choose her as his red queen. Cendrillon; Rinaldo – review
  • Scarlet fever is highly contagious.
  • Unless a member of the Vanguard or the Scarlet Scholars (both groups paying attention to what most consider obscure and nigh-useless knowledge), even most paranormal agents active today have only heard of the Bleak Baron Frederick or his granduncle Wolfgang and their works on fighting monsters. The Codex Continual » The Von Baurs
  • The autumn birds were singing; the autumn flowers were blooming; yellow golden rod and scarlet sumach glowed in the corners of the fences; locusts chirped in treetops; grasshoppers stridulated in the meadows, one or two of them making more noise than a whole drove of cattle lying peacefully chewing their cud beneath an umbrageous elm and lifting up their great, tranquil, blinking eyes to the morning sun. The Redemption of David Corson
  • Many details of the after treatment depend upon the special disease, as the rubbing of the body with carbolized vaseline after scarlet fever, the care of the eyes after measles, and other particulars of which space does not admit mention here. A Practical Physiology
  • He beat his wing veins again, his scarlet eyes burning brightly from out his metal skull plating.
  • I slipped into a scarlet red gown and some black platforms.
  • The stairs would do any Scarlett O'Hara justice in that the first landing leads to a bathroom, then ascends by a further five steps to the first bedroom.
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