Definition of cerise in English:


Line breaks: cer¦ise
Pronunciation: /sɛˈriːs
, -z/


[mass noun]
A light clear red colour: a shade of vivid cerise [as modifier]: a bright cerise suit
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  • This year, the cerise and magenta pelagoniums I bought have all turned out to be bright red and wrecked my colour scheme (which was to have been plum, purple, cream and cerise / magenta).
  • The Hat Box collection at Debenhams in Davygate starts at £15 too, with a selection of classic straw styles in a rainbow of colours from cerise to cream.
  • Then there is the resumption of the Lissadell and Texas Downs stations, which are these pieces at the bottom in pinkish colour, cerise.


mid 19th century: from French, literally 'cherry'.

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