pyrotechnic

[pahy-ruh-tek-nik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to pyrotechnics.
2.
pertaining to, resembling, or suggesting fireworks.
Also, pyrotechnical.


Origin:
1695–1705; pyro- + technic

pyrotechnically, adverb
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pyrotechnics (ˌpaɪrəʊˈtɛknɪks)
 
n
1.  (functioning as singular) the art or craft of making fireworks
2.  (functioning as singular or plural) a firework display
3.  (functioning as singular or plural) brilliance of display, as in the performance of music: keyboard pyrotechnics
 
pyro'technic
 
adj
 
pyro'technical
 
adj

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pyrotechnic
"of or pertaining to fireworks," 1825, from pyro- (q.v.) + Gk. tekhnikos "made by art," from tekhne "art" (see techno-). Fig. use attested from 1847.
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Example sentences
The payload of the shell usually comprises small spherical pellets of
  pyrotechnic composition designed to generate light.
Without fuel in the launch vehicle and all the pyrotechnic bolts unarmed, no
  one imagined a fire could start let alone thrive.
Last season's ending was pyrotechnic, furtive, dramatic and fraught.
Even this did not exhaust the pyrotechnic potential of the impacting comet.
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