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pyrotechnics Line breaks: pyro|tech¦nics
Pronunciation: /pʌɪrə(ʊ)ˈtɛknɪks/

Definition of pyrotechnics in English:

plural noun

1A firework display.
Example sentences
  • ‘It's not what you'd want as a player,’ said Barry Ferguson, meaning the closed-doors match rather than the pyrotechnics.
  • It is crucial that bodhrán playing is always musical and never gets reduced to equilibristic techniques and pyrotechnics.
  • They followed up on the myriad strengths of ‘Mixed Bag,’ combining terrific original compositions and interpretive pyrotechnics.
1.1 [treated as singular] The art of making or displaying fireworks.
Example sentences
  • The council has used Salford-based pyrotechnics experts, Walk The Plank, to set up displays.
  • They really got involved with the dances and pyrotechnics.
  • They have been in the pyrotechnics business ever since.
2A brilliant performance or display of a specified skill: he thrilled his audience with vocal pyrotechnics
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  • The concluding Precipitato was a brilliant display of pure pianistic pyrotechnics.
  • He needed the cigarettes to perform his secondary role as coordinator of Biblical pyrotechnics.
  • There were tears in the audience too, but also not a little squirming at the emotional pyrotechnics.

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