cerise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cerise of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
    • n cerise a red the color of ripe cherries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cerise Cherry-colored; a light bright red; -- applied to textile fabrics, especially silk.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cerise Cherry color.
    • cerise Cherry-colored.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n., adj Cerise ser-ēz′ a light and clear red colour.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., a cherry. See Cherry
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., 'cherry.'

Usage

In literature:

They want cerise satin revers on a plum-colored foulard, and that's what we've been giving them.
"Fanny Herself" by Edna Ferber
Link heard her exclaim in protest as the groom removed from the dog's collar a huge cerise bow she had just affixed there.
"His Dog" by Albert Payson Terhune
Her new cerise dress has been a failure, and makes her look tawdry and wan.
"A Room With A View" by E. M. Forster
The gown was cerise in color, and from her forearm hung a great fan of green plumes.
"Children of the Whirlwind" by Leroy Scott
I'm sorry, though, for that cuisine in Paris, and the grand picnic at Fontainebleau, and Moban and Cerise.
"The Trespasser, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Madame Cerise is there in charge.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society" by Edith Van Dyne
The father, a great stalwart Albanian, and the son a budding priest in cerise socks.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
The red of the hall paled beside the cerise costume of the approaching lady.
"The Title Market" by Emily Post
COLOURS: Rouge-Cardinal 347, or Rouge-Cerise 3318.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
Manchette, va chercher de l'eau cerise.
"Newton Forster" by Captain Frederick Marryat
In the evening I was alone with Cerise.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
Send to Cerise and tell her that I say she is to build you one immediately.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
It was just about this time that Mademoiselle Cerise was bought by a lady as a present for her little god-daughter.
"Adventures in Toyland" by Edith King Hall
Cerise, a French name for a colour, is really the same as our cherry.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Flau de Cerises a la creme 213 749.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
He found himself impelled along with the chattering, excited woman in the housecoat toward a cerise structure marked SPORTS AND RACKETS.
"At the Post" by Horace Leonard Gold
Keep your eye on the black and cerise of LIDDIARD.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 98 June 7, 1890" by Various
She was wearing a bonnet tied with very bright cerise ribbons.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
Perhaps an orgy of more shopping, without me, buying all the cerise atrocities that I wouldn't allow her to look at.
"Miss Million's Maid" by Bertha Ruck
The corolla was snow-white, except for a minute, sagittate marking of bright cerise on the lower lip.
"Lodges in the Wilderness" by William Charles Scully
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In poetry:

Now comes from afar the faint cry, "Here they are,"
"The violet winning with ease,"
"Fred goes up like a shot," "Does he catch him or not?"
Level money, I'll take the cerise.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

Scraping by on the Cerise Ranch.
Alex Cerise of La Reina High School putts in a match against Oaks Christian at Rustic Canyon Golf Course on September 11, 2012.
Alex Cerise of La Reina High School plays in a match against Oaks Christian at Rustic Canyon Golf Course.
After submitting a video audition, Niecy Cerise booked the role of Casparella in "She Kills," a film that pays homage to the grindhouse movies of the 1970s.
Scraping by on the Cerise Ranch.
Shift from cross country to golf an easy one for Cerise.
Alex Cerise of La Reina High School watches the flight of her drive in a match against Oaks Christian at Rustic Canyon Golf Course.
Our complete color guide on how to decorate in every shade of pink , from salmon and cerise to blush and bubblegum.
Photo courtesy of Cerise LaCore.
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