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Definition of "cerise" [ce•rise]

  • A deep to vivid purplish red. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cerise" in a sentence
  • "Emile Henry 9-inch Provencal pie dish in cerise red"
  • "•She favors oversized shades, including these Oliver Peoples hip Sofiane sunglasses in cerise. $390 at oliverpeoples. com"
  • "Think of a cherry-coloured velvet filling half the picture -- the pale cherry pink known as cerise -- with mauve lights, and behind it pale yellowish draperies and an Aubasson carpet under the lady's feet."