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firework

noun uk   /ˈfaɪə.wɜːk/ us    /ˈfaɪr.wɝːk/

firework noun (EXPLOSIVE)

B1 [C] a small container filled with explosive chemicals that produce bright coloured patterns or loud noises when they explode: a firework display When it gets dark we'll let off ( US set off) (= light) the fireworks. What time do the fireworks start?
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firework noun (SHOUTING)

fireworks [plural] informal humorous a lot of angry shouting: He suggested he lose some weight and that's when the fireworks started!
Translations of “firework”
in Korean 폭죽…
in Arabic أَلْعاب نَاريّة…
in Portuguese fogo de artifício…
in Catalan coet…
in Japanese 花火…
in Italian fuoco artificiale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爆炸物, 煙火, 煙花…
in Russian фейерверк…
in Turkish havai fişek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爆炸物, 焰火, 烟花…
in Polish fajerwerk…
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