firework

Definitions of firework
  1. noun
    (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.
    synonyms: pyrotechnic
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    catherine wheel, pinwheel
    a circular firework that spins round and round emitting colored fire
    banger, cracker, firecracker
    firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing
    fizgig
    a firework that fizzes as it moves
    maroon
    an exploding firework used as a warning signal
    Roman candle
    a cylindrical firework that projects a series of colored balls of fire
    serpent
    a firework that moves in serpentine manner when ignited
    rocket, skyrocket
    sends a firework display high into the sky
    sparkler
    a firework that burns slowly and throws out a shower of sparks
    squib
    firework consisting of a tube filled with powder (as a broken firecracker) that burns with a fizzing noise
    torpedo
    a small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some gravel wrapped in paper; explodes when thrown forcefully against a hard surface
    cannon cracker
    a large firecracker
    cherry bomb
    a red ball-shaped firecracker with high explosive power
    whizbang, whizzbang
    a firecracker that (like the whizbang shell) makes a whizzing sound followed by a loud explosion
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    low explosive
    an explosive with a low rate of combustion
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