Part of speech: noun

A combustible or exposive to be fired for display.

Part of speech: noun

A pyrotechnic display.

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Usage examples "firework":

  1. It'll only go up with a bang and a fizz like a big firework. - "On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles", Thomas Charles Bridges.
  2. T'other joker's a firework of sorts. - "Foe-Farrell", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  3. In our own land the interspersal of umbrellas, musical instruments, and banners, with an occasional firework, would have given a greater animation to the scene; but with this exception I have never taken part in a more impressive and well- extended procession. - "The Mirror of Kong Ho", Ernest Bramah.