- The brilliant masses of scarlet flowers of the Gulmohar are quite a sight in any setting.
- The brilliant scarlet sky which provided a backdrop to the ship's arrival helped persuade the five judges the picture was tops.
- Tamora's room was a wide space, and the top panes in her window were tinted red, causing scarlet splashes of colour over the flagstones.
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- They give an awe-inspiring explosion of fat, juicy blooms in scarlet, yellow or deep purpley - black.
- The flower stems should be tall, around two feet in height, and the flowers a rich cherry red, each petal edged in scarlet.
- The wound on his side was an angry blotch, tipped in scarlet.
- They opened and two guards stood in front of the party, dressed in robes of scarlet with black trim.
- She was clothed in an attractive silk blouse of scarlet with gold brocade that laced up her ample front like a bodice.
- Though the gap in his fingers, he had gazed upon the man dressed in regal scarlet, presently greeting the crown prince.
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'.
Definition of scarlet in:
- The US English dictionary