Pyrotechny

pyrotechnics

[pahy-ruh-tek-niks]
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
the art of making fireworks.
2.
the use of fireworks for display, military purposes, etc.
3.
a display of fireworks.
4.
a brilliant or sensational display, as of rhetoric or musicianship.
5.
Military. ammunition containing chemicals for producing smoke or light, as for signaling, illuminating, or screening.
Also, pyrotechny (for defs 1, 2).


Origin:
1710–20; see pyrotechnic, -ics

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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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