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[red-ish] /ˈrɛd ɪʃ/
somewhat red; tending to red; tinged with red.
Origin of reddish
1350-1400; Middle English redische. See red1, -ish1
Related forms
reddishness, noun Unabridged
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  • The warm reddish hues vanished from skirts and pants and from blouses and turtlenecks.
  • So, for years its been medium brown which the natural red shifts to a reddish-brown.
  • He was pale pink, with poker-straight reddish-brown hair that later grew into platinum-blonde curls.
  • Star-shaped reddish purple flowers appear in large dramatic clusters in early spring.
  • Feathery, rose-colored plumes fade to beige atop clumps of reddish brown foliage.
  • You're likely to see the same color if you split much alder firewood, which is cream or reddish inside.
  • Its dark green leaves turn yellow, red, or reddish purple in fall before dropping.
  • People can be made to see reddish green and yellowish blue-colors forbidden by theories of color perception.
  • reddish solar protuberances could be seen in various places.
  • The tube consists of reddish-brown circular pellets that the rotifer forms in a cilia-lined socket.
British Dictionary definitions for reddish


somewhat red
Derived Forms
reddishly, adverb
reddishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for reddish

late 14c., from red (adj.1) + -ish. Related: Reddishness.

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