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Definition of scarlet adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

scarlet

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈskɑːlət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɑːrlət//
 
 
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bright red in colour scarlet berries She went scarlet with embarrassment. She flushed bright scarlet. Word Origin Middle English (originally denoting any brightly coloured cloth): shortening of Old French escarlate, from medieval Latin scarlata, via Arabic and medieval Greek from late Latin sigillatus ‘decorated with small images’, from sigillum ‘small image’.