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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyuh r-fahyt]
    • /ˈfaɪərˌfaɪt/
    • /ˈfaɪə.faɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r-fahyt]
    • /ˈfaɪərˌfaɪt/

Definitions of firefight word

  • noun firefight an exchange of gunfire between two opposing forces, especially a skirmish between military forces. 1
  • noun firefight A battle using guns rather than bombs or other weapons. 1
  • countable noun firefight A firefight is a battle in a war which involves the use of guns rather than bombs or any other sort of weapon. 0
  • noun firefight a brief small-scale engagement between opposing military ground forces using short-range light weapons 0
  • noun firefight an intense, usually brief, exchange of gunfire between soldiers of small military units 0

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Origin of firefight

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
First recorded in 1895-1900; fire + fight

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Parts of speech for Firefight


firefight popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for firefight

noun firefight

  • gunfight — a battle between two or more people or groups armed with guns, especially a confrontation between two gunfighters using revolvers in the frontier days of the American West.

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