Definition of pyrotechnic in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌpīrəˈteknik/


1Relating to fireworks: the sun flickered in the car like a pyrotechnic display
More example sentences
  • She's receiving adulatory applause from the audience, and has a really exciting pyrotechnic display too.
  • I can't watch pyrotechnic displays anymore without tearing up.
  • Adding to the dynamism of the music are frequent pyrotechnic displays, inventive sets and props, and several giant video screens.
1.1Brilliant or sensational: his writing contains more pyrotechnic energy, more color and action
More example sentences
  • Add to that the pyrotechnic brilliance of Ted Turner and there's a volatile brew ready to explode.



Pronunciation: /ˌpīrōˈteknək(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • This one has more pyrotechnical gore, better acting, slicker direction but very few moments when it is scary at all.
  • Rosand added a few additional pyrotechnical flourishes to add to the Spanish-Slavic brew - super fireworks indeed!
  • Nevertheless, Boada yearns for more than pyrotechnical showpieces.


Pronunciation: /ˌpīrōˈteknəst/
Example sentences
  • The show - put together by pyrotechnists ‘Powder Monkeys’ from Finea, Co. Westmeath - came at considerable expense.
  • It is time for amateur pyrotechnists to stand up and be counted.
  • This free-floating globular pyrotechnist was intrinsically more irresponsible than a sea dragon.


Early 19th century: from pyro- 'fire' + Greek tekhnē 'art' + -ic.

Words that rhyme with pyrotechnic

polytechnic, technic

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: py·ro·tech·nic

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.