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n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. The art of manufacturing or setting off fireworks. Also called pyrotechny.
2. A fireworks display.
3. A brilliant display, as of rhetoric or wit, or of virtuosity in the performing arts.

py′ro·tech′nist n.
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1. (Chemistry) (functioning as singular) the art or craft of making fireworks
2. (Theatre) (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.
Also called: pyrotechny
ˌpyroˈtechnic, ˌpyroˈtechnical adj
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(ˌpaɪ rəˈtɛk nɪks)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
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.
Also, py′ro•tech`ny (for defs. 1,2).
py`ro•tech′nic, adj.
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pyrotechnics, pyrotechny

1. the art of making and using fireworks.
2. a brilliant and dazzling display, as of eloquence, wit, virtuosity, etc. — pyrotechnic, pyrotechnical, adj.
See also: Fireworks
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pyrotechnics - (music) brilliance of display (as in the performance of music)pyrotechnics - (music) brilliance of display (as in the performance of music)
genius, brilliance - unusual mental ability
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
2.pyrotechnics - the craft of making fireworkspyrotechnics - the craft of making fireworks  
craft, trade - the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
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[ˌpaɪərəʊˈteknɪks] NSINGpirotecnia f
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n singPyrotechnik f; (pl: = display) → Feuerwerk nt; a display of pyrotechnics (lit, fig)ein Feuerwerk nt
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[ˌpaɪrəʊˈtɛknɪks] n
a. (sg) (Phys) → pirotecnica
b. (pl, fireworks display) → spettacolo msg pirotecnico
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(pairəˈtekniks) noun plural
(a display of) fireworks.
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As he glanced from Jo to several other young people, attracted by the brilliancy of the philosophic pyrotechnics, he knit his brows and longed to speak, fearing that some inflammable young soul would be led astray by the rockets, to find when the display was over that they had only an empty stick or a scorched hand.
They watched from the crest of Bun Hill, from which they had so often surveyed the pyrotechnics of the Crystal Palace.
The only applications for indoor use of pyrotechnics in either city during the past two years came from the Hult Center in Eugene, which used them for special effects in performances such as "The Nutcracker" and David Copperfield's traveling stage show "Lottery." Other permits went to outdoor displays such as Eugene's July 4 and New Year's Eve celebrations, and Springfield's annual Filbert Festival.
A t least 60 were feared dead yesterday and 150 others injured in a fire that swept through a Rhode Island nightclub after a rock band's pyrotechnics display.
Although her knowledge of published sources and her pyrotechnics of writing are impressive, her results -- like the Rube Goldberg contraptions that are contrived for their own sake -- are clever and interesting, but not entirely convincing.
Ranging from works of moderate difficulty (the "Invention in C Minor" and the attractive "Air Dublinesque") to the pyrotechnics of the others, this volume excludes all but the most advanced, whether student or artist/teacher.
Pinkie-size marine crustaceans whose snappy noisemaking has already captivated scientists also stage some flashy pyrotechnics, researchers now find.
US demand for explosives, pyrotechnics, and related assemblies and accessories is forecast to increase 4.5 percent annually to $2.6 billion in 2004, driven primarily by changes in product mix favoring higher-value products.
Masters of pyrotechnics, the science of fireworks, the Gruccis have been splashing colors across the sky for more than 150 years.
Last time propane cannons, this time pyrotechnics. Isn't there anything new and exciting in bird control?
Set against the challenging pyrotechnics of the exterior, the interior is a simple, flexible volume of lettable space, capable of subdivision as required.