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firecracker Line breaks: fire|crack¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪəkrakə/

Definition of firecracker in English:


1A loud, explosive firework; a banger.
Example sentences
  • All around us, Berliners were lighting off fireworks, firecrackers, noisemakers and rockets, and none too cautiously.
  • The sparkler demonstrates how to get bright, sparkling light from a firework, and the firecracker shows how to create an explosion.
  • Dennis also bought thirty to forty dollars' worth of fireworks, everything from firecrackers to some really serious-looking rockets.
1.1An outstanding, exciting, or attractive person or thing: the book was solidly excellent but hardly a literary firecracker
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  • I wish there'd been more people like her in my own family, more loud little firecrackers who gave us all a run for our money.
  • If I had to chose one word to describe the broadcast legend, I would say he's a real firecracker.
  • What a firecracker she is!
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