pyrotechnics

[ pahy-ruh-tek-niks ]
/ ˌpaɪ rəˈtɛk nɪks /

noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

the art of making fireworks.
the use of fireworks for display, military purposes, etc.
a display of fireworks.
a brilliant or sensational display, as of rhetoric or musicianship.
Military. ammunition containing chemicals for producing smoke or light, as for signaling, illuminating, or screening.

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Origin of pyrotechnics

First recorded in 1710–20; see origin at pyrotechnic, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for pyrotechnics

pyrotechnics
/ (ˌpaɪrəʊˈtɛknɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the art or craft of making fireworks
(functioning as singular or plural) a firework display
(functioning as singular or plural) brilliance of display, as in the performance of musickeyboard pyrotechnics
Also called: pyrotechny

Derived forms of pyrotechnics

pyrotechnic or pyrotechnical, adjective
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