light show


Definition of light show

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

Examples of light show in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The windows will feature the holiday light show the store is known for — right across the way from the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree — that visitors to New York City will be able to watch through the end of the year. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 24 Nov. 2021 Celebrate the season with a laser holiday light show. Annie Alleman,, 15 Nov. 2021 As the pensive lyrics rang out over the speakers, a dazzling light show made of 1,800 drones and resembling a globe appeared over the Olympic Stadium. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 23 July 2021 Her eyes wouldn’t do it justice; such collisions produce a dazzling light show in nearly every wavelength, and our little human eyeballs can’t see them all. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 29 June 2021 The annual drive-thru holiday light show will be at Desert Diamond Casino in Glendale starting Nov. 12 and at Tempe Diablo Stadium beginning Nov. 17. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 9 Nov. 2021 The digital overkill at the end seems more like a laser light show than a finale. Dan Lybarger, Arkansas Online, 5 Nov. 2021 Although the Bowl’s video screens were glitchy throughout the set, Coldplay’s neon visuals carried through the crowd as bracelets provided for all pulsed a different color with every beat, providing a light show of its own. Ellise Shafer, Variety, 24 Oct. 2021 Another cosmic light show is on tap this week in the Bay Area — though several factors are converging to make viewing dicey. Gwendolyn Wu, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of light show

1966, in the meaning defined above

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28 Nov 2021

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“Light show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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: a display of moving colored lights


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