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Definition of Scarlet


  1. A deep bright red tinged with orange or yellow, -- of many tints and shades; a vivid or bright red color.
  2. Cloth of a scarlet color.
  3. Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread.
  4. To dye or tinge with scarlet.

Scarlet Quotations

Bright reds - scarlet, pillar-box red, crimson or cherry - are very cheerful and youthful. There is certainly a red for everyone.
Christian Dior

Historically the Puritans left England to escape religious persecution, and they promptly turned around and started persecuting the people they didn't agree with - the scarlet letter A, and the stocks and the dunking board came from that. That puritanism is still there.
Hugh Hefner

Mary and Carrie and baby Grace and Ma had all had scarlet fever. The Nelsons across the creek had had it too, so there had been no one to help Pa and Laura.
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Hypocrisy is the scarlet letter in politics.
Mark McKinnon

When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.
Hilaire Belloc
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Scarlet Translations

scarlet in German is Scharlach
scarlet in Italian is scarlattina