Roman candle


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

Word History

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Roman candle was in 1769

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Cite this Entry

“Roman candle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

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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