red-carpet

adjective
red-car·​pet | \ ˈred-ˈkär-pət How to pronounce red-carpet (audio) \

Definition of red-carpet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: marked by ceremonial courtesy red-carpet treatment

red carpet

noun

Definition of red carpet (Entry 2 of 2)

: a greeting or reception marked by ceremonial courtesy usually used in the phrase roll out the red carpet

Examples of red-carpet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Leni Klum and her father Seal turned the red carpet into a family affair in a rare public appearance Wednesday. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 14 Oct. 2021 Angelina Jolie is expected by the Italian press to hit the red carpet, although Monda won’t confirm. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 14 Oct. 2021 Bezos tweeted in March 2018, shortly after walking the red carpet with Stewart at the Academy Awards. Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2021 The actress, 42, hit the red carpet Saturday night for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Homecoming Concert and Gala with cinematographer Paula Huidobro. Scott Huver, PEOPLE.com, 10 Oct. 2021 Björk infamously swanned down the red carpet in one at the 2001 Oscars. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, 1 Oct. 2021 Or the trappings of a zillionaire athlete and entrepreneur who looked right at home walking the red carpet of the Met Gala with his supermodel wife. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Oct. 2021 The artists walking the red carpet at the premiere were also pleased that The Jesus Music will grace theaters. Deborah Evans Price, Billboard, 1 Oct. 2021 Walk the red carpet to show off your costume and claim a special treat. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 27 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of red-carpet

Adjective

1947, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for red-carpet

Adjective

from the traditional laying down of a red carpet for important guests to walk on

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The first known use of red-carpet was in 1934

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“Red-carpet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-carpet. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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