fire-engine red

noun

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

Examples of fire-engine red in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the fire-engine red Tacos y Birria La Unica truck, the call is goat birria quesatacos dipped in meaty consommé. Laurie Ochoa, Los Angeles Times, 9 July 2024 The fire-engine red color of the feeder easily attracts hummers, and the four feeding ports can accommodate multiple birds. Rebecca Jones, Southern Living, 21 Feb. 2024 To complete the look, the founder of Rare Beauty naturally chose to lacquer her lips in a fire-engine red, the true hallmark of Gallic insouciance. Georgia Day, Glamour, 20 Feb. 2024 Dashes of navy, auburn and fire-engine red invite the viewer into the buzzing thoroughfare. Angelica Aboulhosn, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Dec. 2023 See all Example Sentences for fire-engine red 

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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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“Fire-engine red.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fire-engine%20red. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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