Pronunciation: (fīur'wûrk"), [key]
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, esp. of wit or of a technical feat by a musician or dancer.
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