Definition of pyrotechny in English:


Line breaks: pyro|techny
Pronunciation: /ˈpʌɪrətɛkniː


[mass noun]
  • 1 historical The use of fire in alchemy.
  • 2 another term for pyrotechnics.
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    • It is only to be expected that the writings of such a distinguished fireworker would be eagerly sought by anyone interested in pyrotechny.


late 16th century: from French pyrotechnie or modern Latin pyrotechnia, from Greek pur + tekhnē 'art'.

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