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firecracker

Syllabification: fire·crack·er
Pronunciation: /ˈfī(ə)rˌkrakər
 
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Definition of firecracker in English:

noun

1A loud, explosive firework, typically wrapped in paper and lit with a fuse.
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 hardly a literary firecracker
More example sentences
  • 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!

Words that rhyme with firecracker

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