Pyrotechnics



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

noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
the art of making fireworks.
2.
the use of fireworks for display, military purposes, etc.
3.
a display of fireworks.
4.
a brilliant or sensational display, as of rhetoric or musicianship.
5.
Military. ammunition containing chemicals for producing smoke or light, as for signaling, illuminating, or screening.
/ˌpaɪrəʊˈtɛknɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the art or craft of making fireworks
2.
(functioning as singular or pl) a firework display
3.
(functioning as singular or pl) brilliance of display, as in the performance of music: keyboard pyrotechnics
n.

1729, from pyrotechnic (also see -ics). Figurative sense is from 1901.

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