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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?

firework noun (SHOUTING)

fireworks [plural] informal humorous a lot of angry shouting: I have to go home now - there'll be fireworks if I'm late!
(Definition of firework from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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