pyrotechnic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj pyrotechnic suggestive of fireworks "pyrotechnic keyboard virtuosity","a pyrotechnic wit"
    • adj pyrotechnic of or relating to the craft of making fireworks "pyrotechnic smokes"
    • n pyrotechnic (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pyrotechnic Of or pertaining to fireworks, or the art of forming them.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pyrotechnic Of or pertaining to fireworks or the art of making them.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Pyrotechnic pertaining to fireworks
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pyro-, + technic, technical: cf. F. pyrotechnique,. See Fire Technical
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. pyr, fire, technikos, artistic—technē, art.

Usage

In literature:

A master of fluent, biting, and pyrotechnic profanity; yes.
"The Galaxy Primes" by Edward Elmer Smith
Man's mightiest pyrotechnic displays dwarfed into insignificance in the presence of these celestial visions.
"By Canoe and Dog-Train" by Egerton Ryerson Young
Speeches, pyrotechnics, and illuminations in the evening.
"The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad" by W. F. Bailey
No one within its walls has been witness to the pyrotechnic display.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
The enthusiasm of Cutbush for pyrotechnic bodies is manifest in every line of this publication.
"James Cutbush" by Edgar F. Smith
Then Nelsen's head zeroed out again in a pyrotechnic burst...
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
And so ended, as in the great finale of a pyrotechnic display, my two hours on a hillside clearing.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
These Fourths of July mental pyrotechnics are not safe playthings, my dear young friends.
"Cupology" by Clara
Amid the vocal pyrotechnics from the Holmes apartments, Harlan escaped into the library, but his poem was gone.
"At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern" by Myrtle Reed
When everything pyrotechnic was burned out on the yawl, the show was yet to begin.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
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In news:

Pyrotechnics , Power Ballads and Girls in Bikinis: Motley Crue Rock the Hollywood Bowl.
Riffs and Pyrotechnics For an Arty Setting.
If the pyrotechnic screamers, bangers and whistlers don't do the job, just call out the airboats.
Legoland Pyrotechnics Fire Up Crowds with Shure Wireless Audio Soundtrack.
The fight began with Vegas flair including stretch limo's and pyrotechnics.
Birket Engineering Firelinx Aegis Pyrotechnics Modules.
The pyrotechnics will originate at the front lawn of the Vermont History Center on Washington Street.
The group cranks up the extravaganza elements - lasers, pyrotechnics, the whole shebang.
Americans will be celebrating the country's largest secular holiday this weekend (the 234th anniversary of America's divorce from Great Britain) with outdoor barbecues, picnics, parades and pyrotechnic displays.
The masked men were on their game and loaded with pyrotechnic thrills at Verizon.
Paul Souza, center, and his brothers Richard, left and Christopher are the latest generation in a legacy of pyrotechnic professionals.
A pyrotechnics trainee was killed Aug 31 while helping prepare a show for a Lake Elsinore baseball game.
Fourth of July revelers should dump leftover fireworks, rather than storing the pyrotechnics inside a home or garage.
For years now my wife and I have enjoyed getting our pyrotechnic fix for Independence Day from atop the dam at Lake Miramar.
AH, the dazzling pyrotechnics of "shock and awe".
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In science:

Steinhardt and Neil Turok. A Brief Comment on “The Pyrotechnic Universe”. hep-th/0105212.
Hubble Law and Brane Matter after Ekpyrosis
Turok and its modification, the pyrotechnic universe model , by R.
The cyclic universe
The cyclic universe is based on the ekpyrotic universe and the pyrotechnic universe models.
The cyclic universe
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