- 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.
Origin of firework
Examples from the Web for firework
Contemporary Examples of firework
The Firework siren also reveals that she once prayed to God for, uhh, a new chest.Katy Perry Lost Her Virginity in a Volvo
January 22, 2014
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
September 13, 2012
Historical Examples of firework
“That is my business—to sit on you when you go off like a firework,” said Gilmore merrily.The Weathercock
George Manville Fenn
Suffice it to say the whole thing went off sparkling like a firework.Mystic London:
Charles Maurice Davies
But I can flame up into a consuming passion and burn like a firework.The Duel
A. I. Kuprin
Unfortunately, a firework of applause was all that he could obtain.Talleyrand
People looked on as at some firework display, and nothing came of it.Cornish Characters
- 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