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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyuh r-stawrm]
    • /ˈfaɪərˌstɔrm/
    • /ˈfaɪə.stɔːm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r-stawrm]
    • /ˈfaɪərˌstɔrm/

Definitions of firestorm word

  • noun firestorm an atmospheric phenomenon, caused by a large fire, in which the rising column of air above the fire draws in strong winds often accompanied by rain. 1
  • noun firestorm a raging fire of great intensity, as one fueled by oil or gas, that spreads rapidly. 1
  • noun firestorm An intense and destructive fire (typically one caused by bombing) in which strong currents of air are drawn into the blaze, making it burn more fiercely. 1
  • noun firestorm fire fuelled by strong wind 1
  • noun firestorm intense response, public uproar 1
  • countable noun firestorm A firestorm is a fire that is burning uncontrollably, usually in a place that has been bombed. 0

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Origin of firestorm

First appearance:

before 1575
One of the 34% oldest English words
First recorded in 1575-85; fire + storm

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Parts of speech for Firestorm


firestorm popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% 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".

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Synonyms for firestorm

noun firestorm

  • inferno — hell; the infernal regions.

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