- a pyrotechnic display.
- a display of violent temper or fierce activity.
- any spectacular display, especially of wit or of a technical feat by a musician or dancer.
Examples from the Web for firework
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The result is the biggest property bubble in history, which when it pops will sound like a thousand firework accidents.If You Thought the 2008 Recession Was Bad, Wait Till China's Bubble Pops|David Frum|September 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“That is my business—to sit on you when you go off like a firework,” said Gilmore merrily.The Weathercock|George Manville Fenn
I heard a noise in the firework shop, and saw explosions puffing smoke out of the bursting windows.Memoirs|Charles Godfrey Leland
The Guaiqueries in the Indian suburb came out and asserted that the firework had begun at one o'clock.Comets and Meteors|Daniel Kirkwood
To see one's self as a firework in the darkness—to become a witness of one's own fugitive phenomenon—this is practical psychology.Amiel's Journal|Henri-Frdric Amiel
There was a long silence, broken at last by a firework display of expletives.Striking Hard|W.W. Jacobs