Definition of pyrotechnic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpʌɪrə(ʊ)ˈtɛknɪk/


1Relating to fireworks: a pyrotechnic display
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  • 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.
2Brilliant or sensational: his writing contains more pyrotechnic energy, more colour and action
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  • Add to that the pyrotechnic brilliance of Ted Turner and there's a volatile brew ready to explode.



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  • In pursuit of this passion, all have put themselves through a rigid training course to qualify as pyrotechnicians.
  • He was known as the ‘naughty little Scott boy’, she recalls, a pyrotechnician with a talent for constructing fireworks.
  • At his worst he writes like a cheapskate pyrotechnician, full of dazzling, diverting effects which fizzle out pretty quickly.


Pronunciation: /ˌpʌɪrə(ʊ)ˈtɛknɪk(ə)l/
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  • 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: /ˌpʌɪrə(ʊ)ˈtɛknɪst/
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

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Line breaks: pyro|tech¦nic

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