fire-work

firework

[fahyuhr-wurk]
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.
a.
a pyrotechnic display.
b.
a display of violent temper or fierce activity.
c.
any spectacular display, especially of wit or of a technical feat by a musician or dancer.

Origin:
1550–60; fire + work

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firework (ˈfaɪəˌwɜːk)
 
n
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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