Roman candle


Definition of Roman candle

: a cylindrical firework that discharges at intervals balls or stars of fire

First Known Use of Roman candle

1769, in the meaning defined above

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“Roman candle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of Roman candle

: a firework that is a long tube that shoots out balls or stars of fire one at a time


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