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 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, "Bebe Rexha Tells Us The Real Reason She Dyed Her Hair Red," 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, "Meet the chef who’s making hot chicken cool in Alabama," 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, "He Was an Active Guy. Suddenly His Legs Ached After a Few Blocks.," 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, "Kim Kardashian Just Dyed Her Hair Red — & She Looks So Different," 29 June 2020 Three years ago, a fender bender marred two of the doors on the fire-engine red Chevy. John Kelly, Washington Post, "This car’s crazy paint job dazzles everyone who sees it," 16 Mar. 2020 Megan wore a fire-engine red leather midi dress-coat, and Batiste's earthy green moto jacket provided a welcome update to the must-have item. Kristin Corpuz, Billboard, "How Zendaya, Megan Thee Stallion & More Rocked NYFW Fall/Winter 2020's Biggest Fashion Trends," 14 Feb. 2020 To avoid the cringe factor that often comes from mixing two similar but slightly different colors, opt for a pair of shoes a hair darker than your outfit—a fire-engine red dress with pair of cherry-red heels, for example. Leah Bourne, Glamour, "How to Match Your Shoes to Your Outfit and Not Look Old-Fashioned," 24 June 2019 The fire-engine red school building turned 100 a few years ago. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Squeezed by declining enrollment, Arizona's rural schools are suffering," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of fire-engine red

1913, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2020

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“Fire-engine red.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fire-engine%20red. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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