bonfirenoun [ C ]uk /ˈbɒn.faɪər/ us /ˈbɑːn.faɪr/
Examples from literature
- Bonfires with some older person in attendance are safe enough and prevent unlawful bonfires in dangerous places.
- In every town in the country bonfires were lighted, and every colonial assembly sent thanks to the King.
- Of course it should be a whopping big bonfire, with a parade and speeches and singing and plenty of music!
- There were also games, dances, street bonfires in front of building doors, and general relaxation of social controls.
- Young people and children dance and sing round the bonfires, and leap over the embers to secure good crops or a happy marriage within the year, or as a means of guarding themselves against colic.