Often fireworks. a combustible or explosive device for producing a striking display of light or a loud noise, used for signaling or as part of a celebration.
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.
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How to use firework in a sentence
On Friday, July 4, 1788—a dozen years since the Declaration of Independence—the city celebrated the narrow ratification of the Constitution with parades, fireworks, and speeches.Want Unity For Real? Then America Needs to Get Back to Facts | Samar Ali, Bill Haslam and Jon Meacham | February 8, 2021 | Time
The inside story of how Patrick Mahomes landed with the ChiefsThose fireworks could prove to be prologue.
When the House of Delegates opened both of those topics to preliminary debate on Thursday, though, death — not drugs — was the topic that provoked all the partisan fireworks.Virginia General Assembly poised for historic votes to legalize marijuana and end death penalty | Gregory S. Schneider, Laura Vozzella | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
I was expecting similar fireworks on Saturday morning when I stopped in for a hair cut.The Reddit brigade finds a new target in silver, and that sets off an unlikely rally | Bernhard Warner | February 1, 2021 | Fortune
Transporting fireworks to the National Mall is difficult even in ordinary circumstances.Still dazzled by the inauguration show? Here’s how it came together, and why Tom Hanks looked so cold. | Maura Judkis | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
The firework siren also reveals that she once prayed to God for, uhh, a new chest.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Suffice it to say the whole thing went off sparkling like a firework.Mystic London: | Charles Maurice Davies
The comparison to a bursting firework is inevitable but unworthy.Italian Alps | Douglas William Freshfield
In all Boston there was no firework as wonderful as Sky-High's.Little Sky-High | Hezekiah Butterworth
On this occasion she carried, besides, a little parachute, ballasted by a firework terminating in a ball with silver rain.A Voyage in a Balloon (1852) | Jules Verne
Dancing will be interrupted at 8.30, when everyone comes out to look at the firework display.Southern Spain | A.F. Calvert
British Dictionary definitions for firework
a device, such as a Catherine wheel, Roman candle, or rocket, in which combustible materials are ignited and produce coloured flames, sparks, and smoke, sometimes accompanied by bangs
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