light show


Definition of light show 

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

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Onlookers can paddle onto the lake, relax on the Nevada Beach, or take a helicopter ride to see the light show, among other options. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "Fireworks, parades and more fireworks! Check out these can’t-miss July 4 celebrations," 27 June 2018 The ceremony kicked off at the 35,000 seat stadium in Pyeongchang with a spectacular pyrotechnic display and light show before the parade of 49 competing nations. Thomas Maresca, USA TODAY, "North, South Korea march under separate flags at Paralympics opening ceremony," 9 Mar. 2018 Fourth of July fireworks may be breathtaking, but Americans hardly have to wait until then for a spectacular light show: the world is constantly aglow, from the depths of the sea to the grass beneath your feet on sticky summer nights. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Why Bioluminescence Evolved to Be Red Light, and Blue," 26 June 2018 The Cincinnati festival has some of the biggest alternative and indie acts on its stages and a distinct summer music fest atmosphere with giveaways, vendors and a bright light show., "Ohio music festival guide 2018: 31 shows from Cleveland to Cincinnati," 10 May 2018 The base also had canceled the light show's test run scheduled for Tuesday. Cassie Dickman, sacbee, "Travis Air Force Base postpones July Fourth drone light show due to high winds," 4 July 2018 My first simple foray into experimentation was playing rhythm and drums in bands as a teenager while also working the light show. Cindy Atoji Keene,, "Art ‘eats at me all day long’," 29 June 2018 It was captured by a specialized drone used for commercial and film cinematography that recorded the light show from start to finish. Alex Fitzpatrick, Time, "Watch as Nearly 1,000 Drones Come Together to Make TIME's New Cover," 31 May 2018 At some point, the guide will require participants to turn off their lanterns to experience total darkness, but not after hitting the switch on the falls’ spectacular light show. Colleen Creamer, New York Times, "36 Hours in Chattanooga," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of light show

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of light show was in 1966

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: a display of moving colored lights

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