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Definition of "scarlet" []

  • A strong to vivid red or reddish orange. (noun)
  • Scarlet-colored clothing or cloth. (noun)
  • Of a strong to vivid red or reddish orange. (adjective)
  • Flagrantly immoral or unchaste: scarlet thoughts. (adjective)

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 "scarlet" in a sentence
  • "The term scarlet as employed in the Old Testament was used to designate the blood-red color procured from an insect somewhat resembling cochineal, found in great quantities in Armenia and other eastern countries."
  • "I forget what I called the scarlet-runner thicket, but by some eastern name, and drawing nearer I found an opportunity for another shot, which missed."
  • "The Aorai swung out a boat smartly, into which sprang half a dozen brown-skinned sailors clad only in scarlet loincloths."