firework


fire·work

noun \-ˌwərk\

: a small device that explodes to make a display of light and noise

fireworks : a display where fireworks are exploded

fireworks : a display of anger

Full Definition of FIREWORK

1
:  a device for producing a striking display by the combustion of explosive or flammable compositions
2
plural :  a display of fireworks
3
plural
a :  a display of temper or intense conflict
b :  a spectacular display <the fireworks of autumn leaves>

Examples of FIREWORK

  1. Are you going to stay for the fireworks?
  2. We expect a few fireworks during the presidential debate.

First Known Use of FIREWORK

1575

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