Meaning of “firecracker” in the English Dictionary


"firecracker" in English

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firecrackernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfaɪəˌkræk.ər/ us /ˈfaɪrˌkræk.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Could they or could they not let off their firecrackers? 
  • Out of doors the air is filled with the smoke and roar of exploding firecrackers. 
  • Suddenly the telegraph over in the corner snapped like a bunch of firecrackers. 
  • The burns you get from firecrackers are much more dangerous than other burns. 
  • Uneasy urchins in the distant village were already popping the first firecrackers of the celebration. 

(Definition of “firecracker” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"firecracker" in American English

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firecrackernoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɑɪərˌkræk·ər/

a small, usually paper or cardboard container filled with an explosive that makes a loud noise

(Definition of “firecracker” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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