Definition of white-hot in US English:

white-hot

adjective

  • At white heat.

    ‘a shower of white-hot embers’
    • ‘One hundred kilometres of fire and white-hot plasma erupted from the station.’
    • ‘Molten metal flows in a white-hot stream into the giant cast for one of York Minster's six new bells.’
    • ‘At least, away from the white-hot atmosphere of the Celtic match, he would be able to make himself useful.’
    • ‘Waste management has been a white-hot issue in Galway for some time.’
    • ‘Then there is the relentless pull from the white-hot Chinese economy on Taiwanese trade and investment.’
    • ‘He also appears to be a streak player, because he can be white-hot for a month or two and then disappear for the next month or two.’
    • ‘Though it may not burn as white-hot as his earlier films, several sequences are as powerful as anything he did back in his prime.’
    • ‘It ranges from white-hot rage and prayer to ecstasy and consolation.’
    • ‘Huge flares shot out across the water, showering the surface in a fountain of white-hot sparks.’
    • ‘TV is supposed to be a cool medium, but Rather often managed to find himself in the white-hot heat of controversy.’
    • ‘It was white-hot lightning, the fire at the core of a newborn star, but it wasn't enough.’
    • ‘But directors are finally waking up to the idea of him as a serious actor, rather than a Welsh scarecrow fuelled by white-hot energy.’
    • ‘The engine ignited under the missile, a blaze of white-hot fire and with an ear-cracking roar.’
    • ‘Competition is white-hot in the portable digital music market.’
    • ‘His style is not our style, but there are times when his white-hot rage is entirely appropriate.’
    • ‘Both of them have a white-hot intensity and a concentration that command the listener's attention.’
    • ‘They calmly evacuated the vehicle moments it became a white-hot inferno.’
    • ‘Suddenly that brilliant white-hot coal turned completely black.’
    • ‘Steel furnishings and aluminum plane parts were torn into white-hot shrapnel.’
    • ‘Celtic manager Martin O'Neill has urged his players to keep their cool in the white-hot atmosphere of the Old Firm derby at Ibrox.’
    intensely hot, red-hot, burning, fiery, on fire, blazing, ablaze, aflame
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Pronunciation

white-hot

/ˈˌ(h)wīt ˈhät//ˈˌ(h)waɪt ˈhɑt/