Roman candle


Roman candle

Roman candle ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a firework consisting of a tube that sends out a shower of sparks and a succession of balls of fire.

Origin of Roman candle First recorded in 1825–35 Related Words for roman candle rocket, skyrocket, sparkler Examples from the Web for roman candle Historical Examples of roman candle

  • Figure 295 shows the manner in which a Roman-candle can be attached to a kite-string.

    The Boy Craftsman

    A. Neely Hall

  • British Dictionary definitions for roman candle Roman candle noun

    1. a firework that produces a continuous shower of sparks punctuated by coloured balls of fire

    Word Origin for Roman candle C19: so called from its having been originated in Italy

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