Definition of firework in English:

firework

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Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪəwəːk
 
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noun

  • 1A device containing gunpowder and other combustible chemicals which causes spectacular effects and explosions when ignited, used for display or in celebrations: they were oohing and aahing as if they were watching the fireworks [as modifier]: a firework display
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    • 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
    pyrotechnics, explosions, illuminations; French feu d'artifice
  • 1.1 (fireworks) An outburst of anger, or a display of great skill or energy: when you put these men together you’re bound to get fireworks
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    • 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, paroxysms; rage, fit, outburst, frenzy, row

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