Translation of fireball in Spanish:


bola de fuego, n.

Pronunciation /ˈfaɪ(ə)rˌbɔl//ˈfʌɪəbɔːl/


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    • 1.1(in nuclear explosion)

      bola de fuego feminine
      • Sporadic gunfire echoed from the east, followed by a thunderous explosion that spewed a fireball into the air, about three blocks from the group.
      • The city was too dangerous, they thought, as loud explosions and fireballs lit up the skyline at night.
      • She was entering the lobby when a fireball exploded from the elevator shaft.
      • Minutes later, there was another explosion and a fireball engulfed the building.
      • At this point my engine exploded followed by a large fireball, with the fire spreading to the adjacent water.
      • There was a huge explosion and the fireball burned fiercely as the tanker's load of fuel ignited.
      • People came rushing out of their houses when a car parked on the roadside exploded in a fireball which severely damaged another vehicle parked nearby.
      • By day, eight stainless steel towers double as giant columns of waterfall, but on the hour, after dark, they explode into gas fireballs amid gasps from astonished onlookers.
      • A teenager dragged from a blazing car just seconds before it exploded in a fireball was reunited today with the man who saved his life.
      • Just before he hit forward on the flight deck, I dove head-first into an open hatchway to avoid the fireball and explosion.
      • A state-owned commuter bus explodes in a giant fireball and thunderclap, bringing down a building near the shore of the Thames River.
      • A motorcross champion was killed when his speeding car exploded into a fireball after crashing into a lamppost on a waterlogged road.
      • The jet was carrying a full payload of fuel for its flight, scheduled to last about five hours, and it exploded into a fireball which engulfed 12 houses within seconds.
      • Giant fireballs and trails of fire accompany the performers in the energetic and dramatic display.
      • Within five seconds, the winery erupts into a fireball as flames lick the sky and the crashing explosion sends debris hurtling everywhere.
      • Those marines were in a lightly armoured vehicle when it hit the bomb, flipped into the air and exploded in a fireball.
      • She watched as the firecrackers rained down from the planes overhead and exploded into fireballs.
      • A driver died when his tanker plunged 60 ft from a motorway bridge and exploded into a massive fireball.
      • It tore into the glass and metal, leaving a second gaping hole several storeys high from which a fireball of smoke and flame erupted.
      • Spectators at the 2001 show watched in horror as a Second World War King Cobra exploded in a massive fireball, killing the pilot.
      • But when Dev arrives at his shop it explodes in a fireball, which sends him flying across the road, leaving him battered and bruised.

    • 1.2Astronomy

      bólido masculine
      • Viewers should be able to see 100 or so meteors per hour, some of them fireballs.
      • On this day, local residents observed a huge fireball, almost as bright as the Sun, moving across the sky.
      • Past displays have featured a richness of both fireballs and faint meteors but have included fewer objects of medium brightness.
      • Does the cosmic tug and pull of these far-off fireballs (and our more neighborly planets) help shape our lives from birth?
      • Circles are the subject matter of her new work and she uses them to explore her fascination with planets, moons, suns, fireballs and comets.

  • 2informal

    (energetic person)
    she's a real fireball tiene un dinamismo increíble
    • Maria is a total fireball, completely irrational, and speaks a mile a minute.
    • She has her Dad's temper and as her older brother, Mason, will attest, she can be a fireball.
    • Sometimes I'm a fireball of enthusiasm and inspiration.
    • At 81 years of age, he remains a fireball of creative energy.
    • He's a real fireball too; I like the feistiness.