fire-engine red

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

Definition of fire-engine red

: a bright red

Examples of fire-engine red in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the 2021 Met Gala, the up-and-coming model donned a head-to-toe, fire-engine red ensemble designed by Stella McCartney. The Editors, Marie Claire, 13 Sep. 2021 Reddish browns such as merlot, maroon or scarlet suggest warm and cozy instead of the alarm raised by fire-engine red. Merlisa Lawrence Corbett, chicagotribune.com, 18 Mar. 2021 And fire-engine red lipstick and cream blush and a contouring palette. Allure Editors, Allure, 26 Jan. 2021 Much of the site’s architecture, including its logo, its top navigation bar and its activity buttons, are the same fire-engine red as Trump’s famed baseball cap, a color that stirs urgency and excitement. Los Angeles Times, 25 Nov. 2020 Rexha revealed her new fire-engine red hair colour on Instagram with a video that shows the singer dyeing it herself. Photo: Cindy Ord/getty Images., refinery29.com, 7 Oct. 2020 Within a couple of weeks, though, Zebbie got the truck painted fire-engine red and branded it with his now-familiar Eugene’s Hot Chicken logo. Bob Carlton | Bcarlton@al.com, al, 14 Oct. 2020 One of his ears was the only spot of color on him, fire-engine red and oddly enlarged. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, 13 Aug. 2020 While every other celeb seems to be going bleach blonde in quarantine, Kim Kardashian West is switching course and embracing a totally unexpected shade: fire-engine red. Megan Decker, refinery29.com, 29 June 2020

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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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fire engine

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“Fire-engine red.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fire-engine%20red. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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