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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyuh r-bawl]
    • /ˈfaɪərˌbɔl/
    • /ˈfaɪə.bɔːl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r-bawl]
    • /ˈfaɪərˌbɔl/

Definitions of fireball word

  • noun fireball Sir Charles George Douglas, 1860–1943, Canadian poet and novelist. 1
  • noun fireball Elizabeth Madox [mad-uh ks] /ˈmæd əks/ (Show IPA), 1886–1941, U.S. poet and novelist. 1
  • noun fireball Frederick Sleigh [sley] /sleɪ/ (Show IPA), Earl ("Bobs Bahadur") 1832–1914, British field marshal. 1
  • noun fireball Glenn ("Fireball") 1929–64, U.S. racing-car driver. 1
  • noun fireball Kenneth (Lewis) 1885–1957, U.S. novelist and essayist. 1
  • noun fireball Oral, 1918–2009, U.S. evangelist. 1

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Origin of fireball

First appearance:

before 1545
One of the 30% oldest English words
First recorded in 1545-55; fire + ball1

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Parts of speech for Fireball


fireball popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fireball usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fireball

adj fireball

  • forceful — full of force; powerful; vigorous; effective: a forceful plea for peace.
  • busy — A busy time is a period of time during which you have a lot of things to do.
  • diligent — constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything: a diligent student.
  • keen — finely sharpened, as an edge; so shaped as to cut or pierce substances readily: a keen razor.
  • alive — If people or animals are alive, they are not dead.

noun fireball

  • doer — a person or thing that does something, especially a person who gets things done with vigor and efficiency.
  • pistol — a short firearm intended to be held and fired with one hand.
  • generator — a machine that converts one form of energy into another, especially mechanical energy into electrical energy, as a dynamo, or electrical energy into sound, as an acoustic generator.
  • mover and shaker — a person who has power and influence, esp., a member of a group having power and influence
  • spark plug — a device designed to fit in each cylinder of a gasoline-powered internal-combustion engine and to produce the electric spark for igniting the mixture of gasoline and air.

adjective fireball

  • dynamic — (of a process or system) Characterized by constant change, activity, or progress.
  • energetic — Showing or involving great activity or vitality.
  • engaged — Busy; occupied.
  • enthusiastic — Having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.
  • enlivened — Simple past tense and past participle of enliven.

Antonyms for fireball

adj fireball

  • meek — humbly patient or docile, as under provocation from others.
  • idle — not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing: idle workers.
  • inactive — not active: an inactive volcano.
  • lazy — averse or disinclined to work, activity, or exertion; indolent.
  • lethargic — of, relating to, or affected with lethargy; drowsy; sluggish; apathetic.

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