vermilion
[ ver-mil-yuhn ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
13th century; Old French from Middle English vermilioun, from Old French verm(e)illon
Synonyms
    1.
  • glowing
  • flaming
    2.
  • crimson
  • cardinal
  • maroon
  • rose
Antonyms
    1.
  • unavailable
    2.
  • unavailable
Definition
1. a pigment produced by the reaction of mercury and sulfur
2. a scarlet red
Examples
1. A) The vermilion was used to create a painting that is hung up in the museum's most popular exhibit. B) The artist preferred to use vermilion to create his artwork because it was highly pigmented.
2. A) Her dress shone as bright as vermilion as she moved around the room. B) The walls of the room were a striking vermilion, providing a contrasting background to the white furniture.
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