firework [ fahyuh r-wurk ]
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.
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.
WORDS RELATED TO FIREWORKS
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Origin: First recorded in 1550–60; fire + work
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR FIREWORKS
More clumsily, fireworks stand in for the Big Bang and a potato and peas are invoked to explain relativity.
WHY CAN’T MOVIES CAPTURE GENIUS?|CLIVE IRVING|DECEMBER 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We sat on the grass, in the hot twilight, watching the fireworks burst in patriotic showers of light over Independence.
THOSE KANSAS CITY BLUES: A FAMILY HISTORY|KATIE BAKER|OCTOBER 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The U.S. celebrates the day it became independent every year with fireworks rather than sorrow,” he said.
SCOTS MUST CHOOSE HEART OR HEAD|NICO HINES|SEPTEMBER 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I remember my father leaving our July 4th fireworks party to go to Rome where my grandfather died.
VOGUE PHOTOGRAPHER ERWIN BLUMENFELD: SECRETS OF A FASHION LEGEND|TIM TEEMAN|SEPTEMBER 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Drones have been used to photograph everything from football games to fireworks displays.
SOON WE’LL BE WATCHING WHALES BY DRONE|ABIGAIL GOLDEN|AUGUST 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She could not understand, despite his explanations, why these fireworks of dexterity were worth while.
THE SECOND LATCHKEY|CHARLES NORRIS WILLIAMSON AND ALICE MURIEL WILLIAMSON
The noise was caused by the bamboos, which, as the flames reached them, exploded like fireworks.
THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND|JULES VERNE
Fireworks in the evening; and a public breakfast for the ladies next morning in the Shire Hall.
WORCESTERSHIRE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY|T. C. TURBERVILLE
Soon the sound of the dynamiting reached us and buildings began to fly in the air like fireworks.
COMPLETE STORY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO HORROR|RICHARD LINTHICUM
We'd like to see the fireworks this evening, but perhaps we could go to your house and get back again.
A THOUSAND WAYS TO PLEASE A HUSBAND|LOUISE BENNETT WEAVER
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