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Princeton's WordNet

  1. firework, pyrotechnicnoun

    (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.


  1. fireworknoun

    A device using gunpowder and other chemicals which, when lit, emits a combination of coloured flames, sparks, whistles or bangs, and sometimes made to rocket high into the sky before exploding, used for entertainment or celebration.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fireworknoun

    Shows of fire; pyrotechnical performances.

    Etymology: fire and work.

    The king would have me present the princess with some delightful ostentation, or pageant, or antick, or firework. William Shakespeare.

    We represent also ordnance, and new mixtures of gunpowder, wildfires burning in water and unquenchable; and also fireworks of all variety. Francis Bacon, New Atlantis.

    The ancients were imperfect in the doctrine of meteors, by their ignorance of gunpowder and fireworks. Brown.

    In fireworks give him leave to vent his spite;
    Those are the only serpents he can write. Dryden.

    Our companion proposed a subject for a firework, which he thought would be very amusing. Joseph Addison, Guardian.

    Their fireworks are made up in paper. Tatler, №. 88.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fireworknoun

    a device for producing a striking display of light, or a figure or figures in plain or colored fire, by the combustion of materials that burn in some peculiar manner, as gunpowder, sulphur, metallic filings, and various salts. The most common feature of fireworks is a paper or pasteboard tube filled with the combustible material. A number of these tubes or cases are often combined so as to make, when kindled, a great variety of figures in fire, often variously colored. The skyrocket is a common form of firework. The name is also given to various combustible preparations used in war

  2. Fireworknoun

    a pyrotechnic exhibition

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of firework in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of firework in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of firework in a Sentence

  1. Bryanna Reid:

    Sometimes I ask myself how autumn smells? My answer: it's the smell of the autumn leaves firework and red wine.

  2. Tim Borden:

    It took a month of eight-hour days just to wrap this firework.

  3. John Murphy:

    I said, ‘Come on, guys, were you carrying fireworks?’ And they said no. And I believed them, that was no normal firework. This wasn’t an M80 or a cherry bomb. Some something much more serious. I saw a diver that reminded me of impact craters.

  4. Metro Nashville Police Department:

    The teen said he tossed a firework onto the property where the SUV was parked, catching it on fire.

  5. Jeff Bauman:

    I saw a flash, heard like three pops and I was on the ground, at first I opened my eyes and saw the sky. The first thought was, that was a big firework.

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