light show


Definition of light show

: a kaleidoscopic display of colored lights, slides, and film loops

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Park staff is now trying to organizing future viewing events so people can see the the synchronous fireflies' light show, WJHL reports. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Special fireflies put on synchronized light show in Great Smoky Mountains National Park," 29 Aug. 2019 Their complex construction and optical coatings split light into three beams, creating this gorgeous light show. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for August 28: Jeffrey Epstein, immigration, Dorian, VA, Amazon," 28 Aug. 2019 And while Tame Impala goes backward, the audience undulated forward, entranced by digital vistas, orbs, infinite roads and a nonstop laser light show that aimed to induce altered states. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, "Tame Impala’s freak flag flies at half-staff at Anthem show," 25 Aug. 2019 The resulting light show is akin to an Atari-era Pong paddle on too much caffeine., "TriMet is testing out bright warning lights atop dozens of buses to ‘improve visibility’," 16 July 2019 Orlando Science Center will start keeping late-night hours and add special activities, including stargazing, laser-light shows and hands-on programming in The Hive: A Makerspace. Dewayne Bevil,, "Orlando Science Center: Stargazing, DIY mouse-ear headband sessions set for late-night event," 2 July 2019 The visuals will be seen as far away as two football fields from the fair, said officials, who are working with the Great Lakes Drone Co. to coordinate the light show. Alejandra Reyes-velarde,, "Fireworks are out at the state fair. A drone show will light up the night sky instead," 3 June 2019 Still, the Wednesday night work made for a pretty spectacular light show. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "Sparks fly from Ambassador Bridge during maintenance," 15 Aug. 2019 On weekends the center bay area becomes a dance floor with international DJs, a light show and colored fog. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "SummerTimeOut: Ramrod is a Gothic getaway for gay men," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of light show

1966, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of light show

: a display of moving colored lights

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