fire-engine red


fire-en·​gine red ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌen-jən- How to pronounce fire-engine red (audio)
: a bright red

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There's a tidier sport option for the coupe and the wagon, which replaces much of the flash with black paint and seems to pull the shape together rather nicely, particularly on our test wagon, which is finished in a lovely fire-engine red. David E. Davis Jr., Car and Driver, 15 Feb. 2023 As for her nails, celebrity artist Kimmie Kyees capped off Rihanna's monochromatic color moment with a fire-engine red manicure, using CND’s Shellac Polish in Devil Red. Sarah Maberry, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Feb. 2023 The blacks are blond, brown, fire-engine red, black, and shades in between. Ed Wiseman, Outdoor Life, 13 Feb. 2023 The fire-engine red container looks nice, but maybe more importantly, the peppery scent brings a bit of luxury to the space. Kalina Newman, Washington Post, 3 Jan. 2023 Her fire-engine red tulle dress ran the length of a city block, extending out in all directions with the help of many hoops. Emily Longeretta, Variety, 13 Sep. 2022 Designer Nicolas Ghesquière reimagined a ’70s design for platform boots, dubbed the Donna, with seamless leather and hues from rich taupe to fire-engine red. Kevin Huynh, WSJ, 25 Aug. 2022 This charming boutique hotel, which is just a stone's throw from the Hollywood Boulevard, briefly made its debut in February 2020 before reopening its fire-engine red door in July. Vogue, 21 June 2022 The Vogue cover star looked absolutely stunning, of course, and opted for a fire-engine red clingy off-the-shoulder dress. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 16 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Fire-engine red.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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