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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyuh r-krak-er]
    • /ˈfaɪərˌkræk ər/
    • /ˈfaɪəˌkræk.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r-krak-er]
    • /ˈfaɪərˌkræk ər/

Definitions of firecracker word

  • noun firecracker a paper or cardboard cylinder filled with an explosive and having a fuse, for discharging to make a noise, as during a celebration. 1
  • noun firecracker A loud, explosive firework, typically wrapped in paper and lit with a fuse. 1
  • noun firecracker small firework 1
  • countable noun firecracker A firecracker is a firework that makes several loud bangs when it is lit. 0
  • noun firecracker a small cardboard container filled with explosive powder and lit by a fuse 0
  • adjective firecracker impressively energetic 0

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Origin of firecracker

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1820-30; fire + cracker

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Parts of speech for Firecracker


firecracker popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for firecracker

noun firecracker

  • pyrotechnics — the art of making fireworks.
  • cherry bomb — a powerful firecracker that is shaped like a cherry
  • fireworks — 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.

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