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pyrotechnician

[pahy-roh-tek-nish-uh n] /ˌpaɪ roʊ tɛkˈnɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
a specialist in the origin of fires, their nature and control, etc.
2.
a fireworks technician or expert; pyrotechnist.
3.
a performer capable of dazzling virtuosity:
a pyrotechnician of the keyboard.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; pyro(technics) + technician
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Examples from the web for pyrotechnician
  • Display fireworks are the large fireworks used in shows, generally under the supervision of a trained pyrotechnician.
  • He also enjoys working with fireworks and is a licensed pyrotechnician.
Word Origin and History for pyrotechnician
n.

1729, from pyrotechnic + -an.

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