See also: red hot
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- Rhymes: -ɒt
- Heated to the point that it glows with a visible red color.
- The smith's apprentice was still wary of manipulating the red-hot metal.
- 1845, Edgar Allan Poe, The Thousand-And Second Tale of Scheherazade:
- Among this nation of necromancers there was also one who had in his veins the blood of the salamanders; for he made no scruple of sitting down to smoke his chibouc in a red-hot oven until his dinner was thoroughly roasted upon its floor.
- 1898, Joseph Conrad, Youth:
- The cat heads had burned away, and the two red-hot anchors had gone to the bottom, tearing out after them two hundred fathom of red-hot chain.
- (hyperbolic) very hot
- that curry was red-hot
- Emotionally charged, especially with anger or enthusiasm.
- He really delivered a red-hot speech today.
- Having a very strong sexual appeal.
- Did you see that red-hot picture of Liv Tyler in today's paper?
- Very fresh, exciting, and up-to-date.
- Tune in at ten to catch this red-hot story!
Related terms edit
heated to the point that it glows with a visible red color
emotionally charged, especially with anger or enthusiasm
having a very strong sexual appeal
very fresh, new, recent and up to date