Definition of crimson in English:

crimson

adjective

  • Of a rich deep red colour inclining to purple.

    ‘she blushed crimson with embarrassment’
    • ‘A deep crimson ribbon lay plaited through her hair, and I kept an eye on it as it bounced along at the small of her back.’
    • ‘Instead, she was drawn to a deep crimson ribbon, one the color of red-wine, one that she'd never worn.’
    • ‘The tree was covered in deep crimson flowers and filled with bright red papers.’
    • ‘The walls were paneled wood, painted with a rich crimson color and decorated by hanging tapestries.’
    • ‘He succeeded in breeding a particularly bright crimson variety of the flower.’
    • ‘The cherries were staining her lips an enticing crimson colour, and Cary longed to lean across the table to kiss the juice away.’
    • ‘Hanging in equal distances along the deep crimson walls were large paintings of bold men dressed in fine robes.’
    • ‘Her jaw literally dropped at the sight of the delicate pedals of the crimson flowers.’
    • ‘The flowering heads bear countless minute crimson flowers, which eventually yield seeds smaller than a pinhead.’
    • ‘I watched, paralyzed, as the blood soaked the once white sheets, giving them a rich crimson color.’
    • ‘Their eyes have turned a most fearsome crimson colour, and a feeling of malice is apparent in their company.’
    • ‘Kumma pulled away from her, hiding the deep crimson colour of his face.’
    • ‘She then tucked her chemise deeper within her crimson bodice in an unsuccessful attempt to push her chest further up.’
    • ‘There were padded, deep crimson chairs all around, and the tables were a patterned shade of light blue.’
    • ‘The purple and crimson gem is the only known diamond of these colours.’
    • ‘The stone's value comes from its intense purple and crimson colour.’
    • ‘Weighed down by deep crimson clothes and further hindered by a heavy golden cape, he could barely keep an upright bearing in the sweltering heat of the ocean.’
    • ‘The stage was hung with deep crimson curtains and had a miniscule orchestra pit directly in front and under it.’
    • ‘The blood shone brightly, tainting her with its crimson colour.’
    • ‘The blood from the bodies had stained the carpet a beautiful crimson colour.’
    red, reddish, scarlet, vermilion, blood-red, rose-red, pink, roseate
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noun

mass noun
  • A rich deep red colour inclining to purple.

    ‘a pair of corduroy trousers in livid crimson, they were horrid to behold’
    • ‘I must've blushed crimson, because Chevy laughed a deep booming laugh.’
    • ‘The artist's palette encompasses earthy, weather worn colours, rich burnished crimsons and flashes of red.’
    • ‘The world around him resonated with the color of the man's eyes, turning everything a deep hue of crimson.’
    • ‘Pick a hue that has complexity, such as this rich crimson, which gives the room depth and drama.’
    • ‘I made it with some Sicilian blood oranges whose flesh ranges from intensely red to a vivid, shocking crimson.’
    • ‘Darker-skinned people might consider opting for red, brown, deep purple, golden crimson, or hot pink.’
    • ‘Classic crimson is one Christmas hue that never goes out of style.’
    • ‘They watched as the colours of the dunes changed from yellow, to deep crimson, to pink and purple, then finally to the dark black of night.’
    • ‘The beige carpet had been dressed up with a throw rug of deep crimson.’
    • ‘Blood rains, splatters and gushes and stains: sometimes red, sometimes deep crimson.’
    • ‘Laughter began to loom in my stomach when my friend blushed to the color of deep crimson.’
    • ‘He nodded towards my bosoms before turning a deep shade of crimson.’
    • ‘The sun was slipping low into the sky, dying it shades of deep crimson.’
    • ‘Her eyebrows were creased in anger and her usually pale complexion was a deep shade of crimson.’
    • ‘My face was going back to its usual colour - the usual colour of deep crimson whenever I faced Nicole.’
    • ‘The colour of a young red wine can vary from blackish purple (as in a vintage port, for example) through many hues of crimson to ruby.’
    • ‘Watt bought some red roses for herself and began to make a series of images - folds of material painted in deep crimson, the colour of roses, or of blood.’
    • ‘Either way, it's best to make it a day or so in advance to allow the juices to soak completely into the bread and turn it deep crimson.’
    • ‘He was awarded with a deep red blush that was almost darker than the deep crimson of her dress.’
    • ‘He meticulously lines her lips in a deep shade of crimson, then wipes the colour away and replaces it with an outline of soft pink.’
    flush, blush, rosiness, pinkness, redness, crimson, scarlet, reddening, ruddiness, high colour
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verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • (of a person's face) become flushed, especially through embarrassment.

    ‘my face crimsoned and my hands began to shake’
    • ‘His face was crimsoned and he was breathing heavily.’
    • ‘Sierra crimsoned and picked up a bigger box on the next shelf.’
    • ‘Jake smiles while his cheeks crimson at the touch of the young lady.’
    • ‘David says this, crimsoning as he realizes he had not saved Viridian's life yet.’
    • ‘She gives a side-glance at her bonded, crimsoning slightly.’
    • ‘No matter how she blushed or crimsoned, most people who gathered at the Fine Arts Hall seemed to have enjoyed the judge's faux pas.’
    • ‘Her face crimsoning with fury, Isabella suddenly turned away from her friend and quickened her pace down the road.’
    • ‘‘Oh, they say everyone has,’ she says, crimsoning.’
    • ‘Realizing she still had the silk robe on, her cheeks crimsoned again and she stripped it off.’
    • ‘David catches her quick side-glance at him and feels himself crimsoning.’
    • ‘‘You disgust me,’ Caleb retorted, his face further crimsoning.’
    • ‘David nods, crimsoning at his mistake and finishes washing the infant.’
    flush, blush, redden, go red, colour, colour up, go pink, crimson, go scarlet, be suffused with colour
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Origin

Late Middle English: from obsolete French cramoisin or Old Spanish cremesin, based on Arabic qirmizī, from qirmiz (see kermes). Compare with carmine.

Pronunciation

crimson

/ˈkrɪmz(ə)n/