[ pahy-ruh-tek-nik ]

  1. of or relating to pyrotechnics.

  2. pertaining to, resembling, or suggesting fireworks.

Origin of pyrotechnic

First recorded in 1695–1705; pyro- + technic
  • Also py·ro·tech·ni·cal [pahy-ruh-tek-ni-kuhl] /ˌpaɪ rəˈtɛk nɪ kəl/ .

Other words from pyrotechnic

  • py·ro·tech·ni·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby pyrotechnic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use pyrotechnic in a sentence

  • In the meantime, the trees line the avenues in skeleton rows, like a pyrotechnic set-piece before it is ignited.

  • We must zen see ze city, ze illumination, ze dance, ze pyrotechnic at night.

    The Four Corners Abroad | Amy Ella Blanchard
  • Others, who are fond of fireworks, may possibly find an opportunity of improving themselves in the pyrotechnic art.

  • With Clemens it may truly be said that profanity was an art—a pyrotechnic art that entertained nations.

    1601 | Mark Twain
  • All accounts of China agree that in the pyrotechnic art the Chinese stand alone, unequalled.

    In Eastern Seas | J. J. Smith