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 light show synced to music by local artists on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee will be broadcast on WTMJ-TV (Channel 4). Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Light the Hoan' celebration happening Thursday; Milwaukee bridge will be lit daily afterward," 19 Oct. 2020 The enormous flashes can also expand up to the size of the storm system that creates them—so the bigger the storm, the greater the potential for an enormous light show. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "Record-Breaking Lightning Bolts Spark Excitement," 1 July 2020 After cutting through a ton of red tape, E-V set up his turntables outside on the tower’s observation deck and performed to a timed light show as a drone filmed the entire thing. cleveland, "Can Cuyahoga County offer absentee ballot collection at libraries? Judge’s order further confuses the issue: The Wake Up for Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020," 7 Oct. 2020 There’s also mention of a free holiday light show in the resort’s giant atrium. Dewayne Bevil,, "Gaylord Palms: Holiday movies get pop-up photo ops — but hold the ICE," 31 Aug. 2020 So, the fireworks are happening, but no one is heading to the river on Sunday morning angling for prime seats to view the light show. Jeff Suess, The Enquirer, "What we’ll miss about Riverfest," 30 Aug. 2020 Its 2016 presentation, for example, included a light show and dancers on stage with an appearance by Academy Award nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe. Kerry Flynn, CNN, "Vice Media still doesn't really want to talk about Refinery29," 24 June 2020 The games wrapped up with a spectacular light show put on by 700 drones. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "From Tank Ballets to Arts and Crafts, Russia’s Army Games Were an Entertaining Mess," 9 Sep. 2020 The sister duo, respectively aged 20 and 22, performed the bouncy title track of their new LP for the VMA pre-show with a full-on light show. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chloe x Halle Shine at the 2020 VMAs Pre-Show," 31 Aug. 2020

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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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22 Oct 2020

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“Light show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of light show

: a display of moving colored lights

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