light show


Definition of light show

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

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For about a decade, Quebec City, Canada, has hosted a free nightly light show presented across the 2,000 square feet of grain towers along its waterfront. Lynn Freehill-maye, WSJ, "Grain Silos: From Empty Relics to Cultural Landmarks and Luxury Hotels," 29 Aug. 2018 Members of a Facebook group known as the Alberta Aurora Chasers originally documented the aurora-like light show in the night skies over western Canada. Samantha Mathewson,, "Help NASA Study 'Steve,' a Newfound Aurora Type," 15 Mar. 2018 For a truly unique experience, head to Chena Hot Springs Resort—one of several hot springs resorts just outside of the city—to watch the light show from the warmth of a mineral pool. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 U.S. Cities That Are Even Better in Winter," 17 Jan. 2018 Astrid Hacker/Louisville Courier Journal Tune up your mountain bike, strap on your helmet and get ready to pedal through the world's only underground holiday light show. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Take a bike ride through the world's only underground holiday light show," 5 Dec. 2017 According to the artist, the light show will play every day of the year, beginning at dusk, with the colors of the sunset. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "Salesforce Tower light show loses out to the SF fog," 22 May 2018 When it's suggested that most of that sounds sort of like the multimedia concerts the Lips have been putting on for years, complete with characters in costume dancing along to elaborate light shows, Coyne admits that's no accident. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne Calls Tony Nomination for 'SpongeBob Squarepants' Musical 'So Cool'," 1 May 2018 Their drone light shows, for example, double as a way to show a gentler face on flying robots. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Drones of Tomorrow Have a Data Problem," 11 May 2017 But in the end, Anadol’s light show, not the peri, proved the alien intruding on paradise. Mark Swed,, "'Das Paradies': A giant globular tear as ticket to heaven," 4 June 2018

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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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