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firework

Syllabification: fire·work
Pronunciation: /ˈfī(ə)rˌwərk
 
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Definition of firework in English:

noun

1A device containing gunpowder and other combustible chemicals that causes a spectacular explosion when ignited, used typically for display or in celebrations: they were oohing and aahing as if they were watching the fireworks [as modifier]: a firework display
More example sentences
  • After the parade, a spectacular firework display will take place on the banks of the river.
  • Never take your dog to a firework display or exercise it whilst fireworks are being discharged.
  • The evening culminates with a firework display and a torchlight procession down the hill into Campden.
Synonyms
1.1 (fireworks) An outburst of anger or other emotion, or a display of brilliance or energy: when you put these men together, you’re bound to get fireworks
More example sentences
  • So what kind of emotional fireworks can we expect from her?
  • We can also expect fireworks from such a temperamental lot, most notably the manager.
  • Edwina, who lives with her husband and kids in Toronto, says there are always fireworks when show business and family life collide.
Synonyms
uproar, trouble, mayhem, fuss;
tantrums, hysterics

Words that rhyme with firework

footworkbrushwork

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