Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
blood-red \blood-red\ adj. having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of cherries or tomatoes or rubies or blood.
Syn: red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
a. Bright red in color, like the color of fresh blood.
Usage examples of "blood-red".
From the depths of the wooded mountain slopes was reflected the blood-red glare of iron works and foundries, and the droaning monotonous din of the machinery scares away the stillness till it loses itself in the loud murmuring of the mountain torrents.
Aiain was silent and sat for a while, turning his wine goblet and watching the blood-red liquid swirl in the dullish glow from the brazier.
They found their way blocked in another place by a hideous swarm of blood-red worms, and in still another by a brooding bird with iridescent plumes and a huge gular pouch.
The twin, rapidly strobing blood-red icons of unknown hyper translations glared in the depths of the master plot, and the chief of the watch was leaning forward over the shoulder of one of the other sensor techs, watching her display as she worked to refine the data.
The stained marble of the pavement gave a cool reminiscence of the Italian mountain, the blood-red roses palpitating in the sunlight sent out an odour mystical as passion itself, and there was the hint of inebriation in the perfume of the trellised vines.
Sleek blue stone of Irian quarries and that blood-red alabaster the Tigermen mine from the desert hills of Bartosca, snarling under the lash of the Winged People who are their lords.
Sunset had now created a peach-colored world, except for blood-red ixora, yellow hibiscus, and purple bougainvillea, whose roots snaked into the broken walk alongside the motel.
As Butler bowed himself out, she plucked at a jangly gold bracelet with a blood-red fingernail, her shoe-button eyes on me.
First Eunuch Nifadas was positioned to the right of the throne, holding the Lether crown on a blood-red pillow.
Then he allowed his marble-hard lingam to enter the blood-red gates to Paradise.
Great trucks drove onto the nursery grounds, painted with the blood-red logo of the Rokk Stews: a dragon silhouette with crossed knives beneath, and the single word Quality outlined in gold paint like an aura above the dragon head.
Patriarch set the burning censer on the table, then uncorked the crystal ampulla that hung on a chain around his neck, a tiny phial with many facets that contained a blood-red liquid.
Then Marchand was over him, all blood-red eyes and lethal fangs, snapping for the kill even as Eduard struggled to hold him away.
This develops a blood-red colour with perchloride of iron, bleached by corrosive sublimate.
His an had already built up to a combustible force, but contained, revealing itself only in his blood-red a plerion, his bulging, angry eyes, and his clenched i held firmly against his thighs.