Meaning of firework

fire•work

Pronunciation: (fīr'wûrk"), [key]
— n.
  1. Often,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.
    1. a pyrotechnic display.
    2. a display of violent temper or fierce activity.
    3. any spectacular display, esp. of wit or of a technical feat by a musician or dancer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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