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How to Pronounce carmine?

Correct pronunciation for the word "carmine" is [kˈɑːma͡ɪn], [kˈɑːma‍ɪn], [k_ˈɑː_m_aɪ_n].

"Carmine" in context

Carmine is a brilliant red or crimson dye made from the dried and powdered bodies of a variety of insects belonging to the beetle family. It has been used as a colouring agent in cosmetics, garments and food products, and as a dye in paintings, murals and illustrations, for centuries.

Carmine is composed of aluminum salts, calcium salts and carminic acid which gives the dye its bright red colour. It has been used to produce fiery reds, oranges and pinks in a wide range of applications, such as lipsticks, eyeshadows, blushes, rouges, and hair dyes.

What are similar-sounding words for carmine?

Usage over time for carmine:

This graph shows how "carmine" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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