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red adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (colour)rosso agg
 The red car passed quickly.
 La macchina rossa è passata velocemente.
red adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (hair colour: auburn)rosso agg
 Bridget has red hair.
 Bridget ha i capelli rossi
red nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (colour)rosso nm
 My favourite colour is red.
 Il mio colore preferito è il rosso.
 
Additional Translations
red adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (cheeks: flushed)rosso agg
 Our cheeks were red in the cold air.
 Avevamo le guance rosse per l'aria fredda.
red adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (bloody)violento, cruento, sanguinoso agg
 The protests evolved into a red revolution.
 Le proteste si trasformarono in una rivoluzione cruenta.
red adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative, informal (communist)  (politica: comunista)rosso agg
 The West fought against the "red menace".
 L'Occidente combatteva contro la "minaccia rossa".
Red adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (Soviet)  (sovietico)rosso agg
 Boris fought in the Red Army.
 Boris ha combattuto nell'Armata Rossa.
red nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (red clothing)rosso nm
 The woman is wearing red.
 La donna è vestita di rosso.
red nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (red wine)vino rosso nm
 I prefer a red with pasta.
 Con la pasta preferisco un vino rosso.
red
Red
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
figurative, informal (communist)comunista nm
  socialista nm
 Trotsky was a red.
 Trotsky era un comunista.
red nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (traffic light: stop)  (di semaforo)rosso nm
 Please stop on red.
 Con il rosso, fermati.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
all-red tutto rosso adj
antique red rosso antico
as red rosso come
beet red nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (food colouring)  (colore)rosso peperone nm
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
beet red
beet-red
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(person: flushed)rosso come un peperone agg
 He turned beet red with embarrassment.
 È diventato rosso come un peperone per la vergogna.
beet-red rosso (è rosso come un peperone) adj
black-red di color rossonero adj
blood red adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (vibrantly red)rosso sangue agg
 She was wearing blood red lipstick.
 Aveva usato un rossetto rosso sangue.
blood red nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (vibrant red colour)rosso vivo agg
 That carpet is a garish blood red.
 Quel tappeto è di un vivo rosso sangue.
   (raro)cremisi agg
 Quel tappeto è di un vivo cremisi.
blood-red rosso sangue adj
bloody-red rosso sangue adj
blue-red di color rossoblu adj
brick red rosso mattone
brick-red rosso mattone adj
brown-red rosso bruno adj
brownish-red rosso brunastro adj
cadmium red rosso cadmio
cardinal red   (colore)rosso cardinale nm
catch [sb] red handed vtr + adj figurative (discover [sb] committing a crime)cogliere in flagrante vtr
  cogliere sul fatto vtr
 I caught the thief red handed stealing my jewels.
 Ho colto il ladro in flagrante mentre mi rubava i gioielli.
cherry red nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (deep red colour)rosso ciliegia nm
 Her lips were of cherry red, her eyes of the palest blue.
 Quel rossetto era di colore rosso ciliegia.
cherry red adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (of a deep red colour)rosso ciliegia agg
 The beautiful jewel was a deep cherry-red colour.
 Vorrei un rossetto rosso ciliegia.
Congo red rosso Congo
copper red rosso rame
dark-red rosso scuro adj
dull-red di color rosso opaco adj
eastern red cedar cedro aromatico
fire red rosso fuoco
fire-red rosso fuoco adj
flame red (color)rosso fuoco
flame-red di color rosso fiamma adj
garnet-red rosso granato
gold-red rosso oro
hot
spicy
with red pepper
(food)alla Diavola adj
in red heat al calor rosso, incandescente
in red letters a caratteri cubitali
in the red adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (owing money)  (in passivo)essere in rosso vi
 The company had been in the red for years, but under the new CEO it recovered completely.
 L'azienda è stata in rosso per anni, ma con il nuovo amministratore si è ripresa completamente.
light red rosso chiaro
light red rosso tenue
little red riding hood Cappuccetto Rosso
Little Red Riding Hood   (rosso)cappuccetto
little red schoolhouse piccola scuola rossa
neutral red rosso neutro
orange-red rosso arancio
paint the town red v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (celebrate, party)celebrare, festeggiare vtr, vi
 To celebrate their win, the whole football team went out to paint the town red.
 Per celebrare la vittoria, l'intera squadra di calcio uscì a festeggiare.
pale-red rosso pallido
pepper red rosso peperone
phenol red rosso fenolo
purple-red rosso porpora
red alert nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (readiness for emergency)massima allerta nf
 We've all been on red alert since the last attack.
 Siamo in massima allerta dopo l'ultimo attacco.
red ant nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (stinging insect)formica rossa nf
 You can often see red ants foraging for food in the forest.
 Spesso nella foresta si vedono formiche rosse che cercano cibo.
Red Arrows nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." UK (Royal Air Force display team)pattuglia acrobatica inglese nf
red bean nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (legume: kidney bean)fagiolo rosso nm
red blood rosso rubino
red blood cell nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (red corpuscle: component of blood)globulo rosso nm
 Red blood cells carry oxygen around the body.
 Il conteggio dei globuli rossi era un po' basso.
red book libro rosso
red bream nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (variety of fish)pagello nm
red brick mattone rosso
red cabbage nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (red-purple leafy vegetable)cavolo rosso nm
red cap spiritello malevolo
red carpet nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (long mat laid out for [sb] important)  (letterale)tappeto rosso nm
 The red carpet was rolled out ready for the Queen's visit.
 Il tappeto rosso era stato steso, pronto per la visita della Regina.
red carpet nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (preferential treatment)  (figurato: trattamento di favore)tappeto rosso nm
 Our suppliers gave us the red carpet treatment when we visited their factory.
 I nostri fornitori ci hanno accolto con il tappeto rosso quando abbiamo visitato la fabbrica.
red cedar nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (N. American juniper)cedro rosso americano dell'Est nm
red cedar nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (wood of red cedar)cedro rosso nm
red clay argilla rossa
red clover trifoglio rosso
Red Cross nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (medical relief agency)Croce Rossa nf
 The Red Cross is frequently the first relief agency to operate in war-torn areas.
red currant
redcurrant
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(small edible red berry)ribes rosso nm
 I love redcurrant jam on croissants. Her lipstick was the color of redcurrants.
 Mi piace la marmellata di ribes rosso sui croissant. Il suo rossetto era del colore del ribes rosso.
red deer cervo rosso
red devil diavolo rosso
red dog cane rosso
red dog mangime nm
red dwarf nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (astronomy: type of star)  (astronomia)nana rossa nf
 Astronomers have discovered a new planet circling a red dwarf which is 30 light years away.
 Gli astronomi hanno scoperto un nuovo pianeta che gira intorno a una nana rossa lontana 30 anni luce.
red eye
red-eye
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(camera flash reflection in the eyes)  (riflesso rosso del flash negli occhi)occhi rossi nmpl
 Most modern cameras have a setting which helps to reduce red-eye.
 Grazie al fotoritocco si possono eliminare gli occhi rossi in un'immagine.
red flag nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (communist symbol)  (simbolo comunista)bandiera rossa nf
 The red flag no longer flies over the Kremlin. The red flag of the Bolsheviks no longer flies over the Kremlin in Moscow.
 La bandiera rossa dei Bolscevichi non sventola più sopra il Cremlino a Mosca.
red flag nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (danger sign)segnale nm
 Drinking more than four beers every evening is a definite red flag for alcoholism.
 Bere più di quattro birre in una serata è un chiaro segnale di alcolismo.
red flag nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (provocation)  (figurato: aizzare)agitare un fazzoletto rosso sotto il naso, agitare un fazzoletto rosso davanti al naso vtr
   (corrida)muleta nf
 His constant complaining was acting as a red flag to me.
 Con le sue lamentele costanti, era come se mi agitasse un fazzoletto rosso sotto il naso.
red fox volpe rossa
red giant nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (astronomy: type of star)  (astronomia)gigante rossa nf
 A red giant can be seen in the constellation of Orion.
 Una gigante rossa si vede nella costellazione di Orione.
red gold oro rosso
red hair nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (auburn or ginger hair)capelli rossi nmpl
red herring nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] deliberately misleading)falsa pista nf
 Agatha Christie used red herrings in her books to keep readers guessing.
 Agatha Christie inseriva false piste nei suoi romanzi per lasciare nel dubbio i lettori.
red herring nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] drawing attention from main issue)  (figurato)copertura, maschera, falsa pista nf
  depistaggio nm
 All that show of charm was just a red herring to distract us from his evil plan.
 Tutto quel fascino che dimostrava era solo una copertura per distrarci dal suo piano malvagio.
red kidney bean nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (red-purple legume)fagiolo rosso nm
red label etichetta rossa
red leather pellame rosso
red letter lettera rossa
red light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (traffic light indicating stop)semaforo rosso nm
 You should always stop at the red light.
 Dovresti sempre fermarti davanti a un semaforo rosso.
red light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (signal not to act)  (figurato: blocco)stop nm
  essere bloccato, essere interrotto vi
 The building project got a red light from the town planners.
 Il progetto di quell'edificio ha ricevuto lo stop dai progettisti del piano regolatore.
red line linea rossa
red maple acero rosso
red meat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (steak, lamb, etc.)carne rossa nf
 Red meat generally has a stronger flavour than white meat.
 In genere la carne rossa ha un sapore più deciso di quella bianca.
red oak quercia rossa
red onion nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (edible bulb)cipolla rossa nf
 Always use red onions when making ceviche.
 Usate sempre le cipolle rosse per preparare il ceviche.
red panda nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (firefox: racoon-like animal native to China)panda rosso nm
red pepper nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (vegetable: capsicum)peperone rosso nm
  peperoncino nm
 Technically speaking, red peppers are actually fruits, not vegetables. My wife says I use too much red pepper when I make chili.
 Tecnicamente, i peperoni rossi in realtà sono frutta, non verdura.
 Tecnicamente, il peperoncino in realtà è un frutto, non una verdura. Mia moglie dice che uso troppo peperoncino per fare il chili.
red pink rosso carminio
red rail nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (extinct bird)  (uccelli)rallo rosso nm
red ribbon nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (symbol: AIDS awareness)  (simbolo della lotta all'AIDS)nastro rosso nm
red rice nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (southern US recipe)riso rosso nm
Nota: Ricetta del Sud degli USA.
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