fire-engine red

fire-en·​gine red | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌen-jən- How to pronounce fire-engine red (audio) \

Definition of fire-engine red

: a bright red

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Bras and panties come in basic colors of black, white, and fire-engine red, range from $25 to $55, and are offered in extra-small to extra-large. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "This Russian Lingerie Label Is Creating Cozy, Comfortable, and Sexy Underwear for All," 12 July 2018 Stewart’s current pixie—which, somehow, looks even cooler blowing in the Los Feliz wind—took on an entirely new vibe when paired with her fire-engine red manicure. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Kristen Stewart Updates Her Rock ’n’ Roll Pixie With a Surprising Twist," 16 Jan. 2019 To get the look, opt for a fire-engine red Alaïa cardigan that hits just below the lower rib for some rude-chic appeal or a Balenciaga newspaper-print piece fastened by one or two buttons. Alexandra Gurvitch, Vogue, "Yes, Cardigans Can Be Sexy," 13 June 2018 The lively floral motif was an elegant foil to the fire-engine red hue that was revisited on Jones’s leg-lengthening stilettos. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Newlywed Felicity Jones Steps Out in the Perfect Honeymoon Dress," 2 July 2018 To put it simply, in a way that even me, a person who has only dyed a one-inch section of my naturally brown hair fire-engine red, the components are as follows: pigment, ammonia strength, and developer. Devon Abelman, Allure, "How Instagram Sparked the Indie Hair-Color Brand Revolution," 27 June 2018 And at the Old Town development in Columbus, Ga., which has single-family homes and apartments, the architecture and planning firm Historical Concepts created a mailroom with turquoise walls and a fire-engine red glass chandelier. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "Inside the High-End Mailrooms Wealthy Residents Visit When They’ve Got Mail," 7 June 2018 His fire-engine red hair is as real as his speaking style. Rebecca Asoulin, The Christian Science Monitor, "What the March for Our Lives looked like through the eyes of young reporters," 26 Mar. 2018 Rosa is wearing a fire-engine red dress with a red and white scarf. Crocker Stephenson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Better Angels: It took kindness, patience and love to restore Gloria to the world," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of fire-engine red

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fire-engine red was in 1913

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