fire-engine red

fire-en·gine red | \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌen-jən- \

Definition of fire-engine red 

: a bright red

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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 Perhaps nothing announced Northam’s arrival better than the fire-engine red 1953 Oldsmobile parked in front of the 200-year-old governor’s mansion. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, "Fiddlers, native Americans and a champion oyster shucker salute new Va. governor," 6 Mar. 2018 Garishness gives way to sophistication as lavender and fire-engine red make visual magic. David Pagel,, "When a rectangle is more than a rectangle: Making sense of Patrick Wilson's colorful chaos," 5 Feb. 2018 In fact, the fire-engine red, big-nosed caricature is ... what’s the word that white folks hate again? Angela Helm, The Root, "The Cleveland Indians Are Getting Rid of Racist Logo but Sticking to Racist Name," 29 Jan. 2018

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1913, in the meaning defined above

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