[pahy-roh-tek-nish-uh n]
  1. a specialist in the origin of fires, their nature and control, etc.
  2. a fireworks technician or expert; pyrotechnist.
  3. a performer capable of dazzling virtuosity: a pyrotechnician of the keyboard.

Origin of pyrotechnician

First recorded in 1720–30; pyro(technics) + technician Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for pyrotechnician

Historical Examples of 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