firework Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"firework" in British English

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fireworknoun

uk   /ˈfaɪə.wɜːk/  us   /ˈfaɪr.wɝːk/

firework noun (EXPLOSIVE)

B1 [C] a ​smallcontainerfilled with ​explosivechemicals that ​producebrightcolouredpatterns or ​loudnoises 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 ​angryshouting: He ​suggested he ​lose some ​weight and that's when the fireworks ​started!
(Definition of firework from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “firework”
in Arabic أَلْعاب نَاريّة…
in Korean 폭죽…
in Portuguese fogo de artifício…
in Catalan coet…
in Japanese 花火…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爆炸物, 焰火, 烟花…
in Turkish havai fişek…
in Russian фейерверк…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爆炸物, 煙火, 煙花…
in Italian fuoco artificiale…
in Polish fajerwerk…
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