fireworks


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fire·work

 (fīr′wûrk′)
n.
1.
a. A device consisting of a combination of explosives and combustibles, set off to generate colored lights, smoke, and noise for amusement.
b. fireworks A display of such devices.
2. fireworks
a. An exciting or spectacular display, as of musical virtuosity.
b. A display of rage or fierce contention.

fireworks

(ˈfaɪəˌwɜːks)
pl n
1. a show in which large numbers of fireworks are let off simultaneously
2. informal an exciting or spectacular exhibition, as of musical virtuosity or wit
3. informal a burst of temper

Fireworks


a person skilled in the use and handling of fireworks. Also pyrotechnist.
1. the art of making and using fireworks.
2. a brilliant and dazzling display, as of eloquence, wit, virtuosity, etc. — pyrotechnic, pyrotechnical, adj.
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fireworks

plural noun
1. pyrotechnics, illuminations, feux d'artifice The rally ended with spectacular fireworks and band music.
2. (Informal) trouble, row, storm, rage, temper, wax (informal, chiefly Brit.), uproar, hysterics, paroxysms, fit of rage The big media companies will be forced to compete, and we should see some fireworks.
Translations
ohňostroj
fyrværkeri
ilotulitus
vatromet
花火
불꽃놀이
fyrverkeri
ประทัด
pháo hoa

fireworks

[ˈfaɪəˌwɜːks] npl (show) → fuochi mpl d'artificio (fig) (temper) → parole fpl grosse; (virtuosity) → virtuosismi mpl

fireworks

أَلْعَابٌ نارِيَّة ohňostroj fyrværkeri Feuerwerk πυροτεχνήματα fuegos artificiales ilotulitus feux d’artifice vatromet fuochi d’artificio 花火 불꽃놀이 vuurwerk fyrverkeri sztuczne ognie fogos de artifício фейерверк fyrverkeri ประทัด havai fişek gösterileri pháo hoa 烟火
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It was the cow ferryman, who was taking his part in the rejoicings of the day, and letting off fireworks.
The last item on the programme was a grand display of fireworks, to be let off exactly at midnight.
I lost some time, now, for these big children, their fears gone, became so ravished with wonder over my awe-compelling fireworks that I had to stay there and smoke a couple of pipes out before they would let me go.
Quite, Sammy, quite,' replied his father, 'for their appearance is wery sing'ler; besides that 'ere, I wondered to see the gen'l'm'n so formiliar with his servant; and, more than that, as they sat in the front, right behind the box, I heerd 'em laughing and saying how they'd done old Fireworks.
Thus, powerful fireworks, taking their starting-point from the base and bursting outside, could, by producing a recoil, check to a certain degree the projectile's speed.
For, my dear children, you must know that it happened just then that the young emperor who ruled over the City of Simple Simons had gained a great victory over his enemy, and in celebration thereof, he had ordered illuminations, fireworks, shows of all kinds, and, best of all, the opening of all prison doors.
With thunder and heavenly fireworks must one speak to indolent and somnolent senses.
The boys are going to have fireworks on the fourth, and have got some surprise for me.
She ignited her balloon while sending off fireworks, but she did not fall, and she would not have been killed, probably, had not her car dashed against a chimney and precipitated her to the ground.
Her brother Petya was upstairs too; with the man in attendance on him he was preparing fireworks to let off that night.
He was a man obviously on the way towards sixty, very florid and hairy, with much gray in his bushy whiskers and thick curly hair, a stoutish body which showed to disadvantage the somewhat worn joinings of his clothes, and the air of a swaggerer, who would aim at being noticeable even at a show of fireworks, regarding his own remarks on any other person's performance as likely to be more interesting than the performance itself.
At the sound of the fireworks the carriages instantly broke ranks, and retired by the adjacent streets.