firework Definition in Cambridge British English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "firework" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

fireworknoun

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?
More examples

firework noun (SHOUTING)

fireworks [plural] informal humorous a lot of angry shouting: He suggested he lose some weight and that's when the fireworks started!
Translations of “firework”
in Korean 폭죽…
in Arabic أَلْعاب نَاريّة…
in Portuguese fogo de artifício…
in Catalan coet…
in Japanese 花火…
in Italian fuoco artificiale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爆炸物, 煙火, 煙花…
in Russian фейерверк…
in Turkish havai fişek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爆炸物, 焰火, 烟花…
in Polish fajerwerk…
(Definition of firework from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of firework?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “firework” in other dictionaries

SMART Thesaurus: Fireworks

“firework”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day
athlete

a person who is very good at sports or physical exercise, especially one who competes in organized events

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More