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

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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 Hadid artfully showcased the fire-engine red hardback cover, complete with ominous silhouette of a man holding an unidentified object, alongside her hand which was clad in an appropriately creepy lime green glove. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Would You Join the Bella and Gigi Hadid Book Club?," 18 Mar. 2019 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

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1913, in the meaning defined above

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