[pahy-roh-tek-nish-uh n]


a specialist in the origin of fires, their nature and control, etc.
a fireworks technician or expert; pyrotechnist.
a performer capable of dazzling virtuosity: a pyrotechnician of the keyboard.

Nearby words

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

Origin of pyrotechnician

First recorded in 1720–30; pyro(technics) + technician Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pyrotechnician

  • “It would look like a revolution,” added the pyrotechnician negligently, as he lighted a cigarette in the lamp chimney.

  • “Be on your guard,” cautioned the pyrotechnician, exchanging a knowing look with Placido.

Word Origin and History for pyrotechnician



1729, from pyrotechnic + -an.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper