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1A device containing gunpowder and other combustible chemicals which causes spectacular effects and explosions when ignited, used for display or in celebrations:‘they were oohing and aahing as if they were watching the fireworks’[as modifier] ‘a firework display’
pyrotechnics, explosions, illuminationsView synonyms
- ‘Never take your dog to a firework display or exercise it whilst fireworks are being discharged.’
- ‘A proposed law that would tighten the rules on using and selling fireworks is set for final approval on Friday.’
- ‘A young boy suffered burns to his chest and abdomen when he was hit by a firework at a home display in York.’
- ‘Light the bonfire after the firework display so there is no risk of sparks or heat setting fireworks off.’
- ‘Shopkeepers will also agree not to sell illegal fireworks which have been voluntarily banned by the industry.’
- ‘Vandals pushed lit fireworks through the letterbox of a veterinary practice near Eastleigh.’
- ‘This incident was particularly severe because of the huge amount of gunpowder in the firework.’
- ‘The evening culminates with a firework display and a torchlight procession down the hill into Campden.’
- ‘The event saw street performances and music, a lantern procession and a firework display.’
- ‘After the parade, a spectacular firework display will take place on the banks of the river.’
- ‘Is it time to ban the sale of fireworks to the public?’
- ‘A terrified mum feared the worst when teenage yobs pushed a lit firework through her letterbox.’
- ‘An elderly couple were recovering today after yobs threw a lit firework through their bedroom window.’
- ‘Fixed notice penalties have already been introduced for throwing a firework in a public place.’
- ‘An operation by trading standards officials has uncovered shops selling dangerous fireworks to children as young as 14.’
- ‘To add to the occasion, there was the added bonus of a firework display.’
- ‘I object to being woken up at 5.11 am by the sound of firework explosions.’
- ‘A massive firework display provided a stunning backdrop as the lights flickered into life.’
- ‘Last year also saw a 60 per cent increase in people being injured by fireworks in the street.’
- ‘Organisers are also hoping to put on a huge firework display and find a sponsor to fund it.’
- 1.1fireworks An outburst of anger, or a display of great skill or energy:‘when you put these men together you're bound to get fireworks’
uproar, trouble, mayhem, fussView synonyms
- ‘We can also expect fireworks from such a temperamental lot, most notably the manager.’
- ‘There are sure to be fireworks on and off the pitch as these two bitter rivals reacquaint themselves.’
- ‘So what kind of emotional fireworks can we expect from her?’
- ‘Edwina, who lives with her husband and kids in Toronto, says there are always fireworks when show business and family life collide.’
- ‘We're warned that there will be fireworks if the couple meet each other.’
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