pyrotechny


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py·ro·tech·ny

 (pī′rə-tĕk′nē)
[New Latin pyrotechnia : Greek puro-, pyro- + Greek tekhnē, craft; see technique.]

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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pyrotechny - the craft of making fireworkspyrotechny - 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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The latter exploited pyrotechnic arts to create new scientific theories and practices and by the close of the 17th century both the 'new science' and pyrotechny were institutionalised across Europe in academies and arsenals.
Pyrotechny, letting off color'd fireworks at night, fancy figures and jets,
Drawing on commonplace Helmontian tenets, Biggs, for example, urges the belief that God created cures for all diseases in "simples," the essence of plants that can be distilled only through pyrotechny, or "the art of working by tire.