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firework

noun [C] (EXPLOSIVE)    /ˈfaɪə.wɜːk/ US  /ˈfaɪr.wɝːk/
B1 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 ?Fireworks
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