fire·​crack·​er | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌkra-kər How to pronounce firecracker (audio) \

Definition of firecracker

: a usually paper cylinder containing an explosive and a fuse and set off to make a noise

Examples of firecracker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The footage shows a small explosion similar to a tiny firecracker as the device was detonated. Jordan Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 May 2022 Highlights include a firecracker shrimp snack, which marinates Gulf shrimp in ginger and lime, then wraps them in a crispy wonton shell, served with sweet chile sauce. Emma Balter, Chron, 4 May 2022 Others might use a fraction of a bitcoin to get a firecracker pork burrito at New Hampshire's Taco Beyondo — one of a growing list of businesses that accepts bitcoin as payment. CBS News, 22 Apr. 2022 Others might use a fraction of a bitcoin to, say, get a firecracker pork burrito at New Hampshire’s Taco Beyondo. Thalia Beaty, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Apr. 2022 The child heard what sounded like a firecracker, and the intruder fled down the stairs. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, 15 May 2022 Other items include a seismic wave firecracker, a green fuse and canister smoke, which produces white smoke. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Apr. 2022 My grandma was a firecracker until her last breath, drinking Crown and Coke. Marissa R. Moss, Rolling Stone, 30 Mar. 2022 And as Crandall continues out on tour with fellow firecracker Lauren Alaina, this celebratory confetti is beginning to accumulate quickly., 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of firecracker

1823, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jun 2022

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“Firecracker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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fire·​crack·​er | \ ˈfīr-ˌkra-kər How to pronounce firecracker (audio) \

Kids Definition of firecracker

: a paper tube containing an explosive to be set off for amusement

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Nglish: Translation of firecracker for Spanish Speakers


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