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firework

[fahyuh r-wurk] /ˈfaɪərˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
Often, fireworks. a combustible or explosive device for producing a striking display of light or a loud noise, used for signaling or as part of a celebration.
2.
fireworks.
  1. a pyrotechnic display.
  2. a display of violent temper or fierce activity.
  3. any spectacular display, especially of wit or of a technical feat by a musician or dancer.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; fire + work
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British Dictionary definitions for fire-work

firework

/ˈfaɪəˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
a device, such as a Catherine wheel, Roman candle, or rocket, in which combustible materials are ignited and produce coloured flames, sparks, and smoke, sometimes accompanied by bangs
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