[ UK /fˈa‍ɪ‍əbɔːl/ ]
[ US /ˈfaɪɝˌbɔɫ, ˈfaɪɹˌbɔɫ/ ]
  1. a highly energetic and indefatigable person
  2. the luminous center of a nuclear explosion
  3. a ball of fire (such as the sun or a ball-shaped discharge of lightning)
  4. an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)
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How To Use fireball In A Sentence

  • The sight of the fireball was followed by a sonic boom as the meteorite exploded into thousands of pieces over Barwell near Leicester. Times, Sunday Times
  • Those marines were in a lightly armoured vehicle when it hit the bomb, flipped into the air and exploded in a fireball.
  • Suddenly there was a big wave of flame coming across the garden towards me, a massive fireball. Times, Sunday Times
  • So here you had the scenario, you've got a highjacker on the plane; he's got his passport in his pocket, or in his luggage, and they hit the building, and this enormous fireball erupts and this passport floats out of his pocket or whatever, and gets through the fireball without being singed, then it gets out of the building and falls to the ground where somebody can find it. Interview with David Ray Griffin on the Rob Kall Radio Show
  • On the plus side, the fact that I'm here means I didn't expire in a blazing fireball.
  • The propellant deflagration produced only a fireball, and a small one at that, by comparison to a LOX-hydrocarbon mix. Black Zones - NASA Watch
  • A fishing boat is ignited by the intense radiation from the fireball.
  • The pilot tried to turn back but the jet exploded and a large fireball ripped into a crowded residential area.
  • From 1918 to 1923 there are four more brilliant fireballs over rural areas on land.
  • The fireballs grow in intensity until the sky is a curtain of drizzling flame bursts.
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