or py·ro·tech·ni·cal

[ pahy-ruh-tek-nik or pahy-ruh-tek-ni-kuh l ]
/ ˌpaɪ rəˈtɛk nɪk or ˌpaɪ rəˈtɛk nɪ kəl /


of or relating to pyrotechnics.
pertaining to, resembling, or suggesting fireworks.

Nearby words

  1. pyrosulfate,
  2. pyrosulfuric,
  3. pyrosulfuric acid,
  4. pyrosulphate,
  5. pyrosulphuric acid,
  6. pyrotechnician,
  7. pyrotechnics,
  8. pyrotechnist,
  9. pyrotic,
  10. pyrotoxin

Origin of pyrotechnic

First recorded in 1695–1705; pyro- + technic

Related formspy·ro·tech·ni·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for pyrotechnic



1704, "of or pertaining to fire;" 1825, "of or pertaining to fireworks," from pyro- + Greek tekhnikos "made by art," from tekhne "art" (see techno-). Figurative use attested from 1847. Related: Pyrotechnical (1610s, from pyrotechny "use of gunpowder," 1570s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper