|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|1.||a highly flammable material, such as Greek fire, formerly used in warfare|
|2.||a. a raging and uncontrollable fire|
|b. anything that is disseminated quickly (esp in the phrase spread like wildfire)|
|3.||lightning without audible thunder|
|4.||another name for will-o'-the-wisp|
see spread like wildfire.