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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Example sentences
Another, painted at the turn of the millennium, presents an imaginary firework
  display.
Those who stay at home whisper prayers for their ancestors, while in the parks,
  there are celebratory firework displays.
The cruise offers incredible views of the firework displays going on around the
  lake.
No matter how small or large a firework device may be, it is a potential fire
  starter.
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