pyrotechnics

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pyrotechnics the craft of making fireworks
    • n pyrotechnics (music) brilliance of display (as in the performance of music)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pyrotechnics The art of making fireworks; the manufacture and use of fireworks; pyrotechny.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pyrotechnics The art of making fireworks; the composition, structure, and use of fireworks. See firework, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pyrotechnics pī-rō-tek′niks the art of making fireworks: the use and application of fireworks—also Py′rotechny
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. pyr, fire, technikos, artistic—technē, art.

Usage

In literature:

The quiet stranger had sprawled very pyrotechnically out on the sidewalk.
"Maggie: A Girl of the Streets" by Stephen Crane
Or else he would have dropped in a flare, a splendid but transitory pyrotechnic display.
"The War in the Air" by Herbert George Wells
We could make some very good pyrotechnics there, so we determined to give the Indians a scare.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
As for Jimmy, he had naturally started his business career with fewer pyrotechnics; but he was none the less contented.
"Baby Mine" by Margaret Mayo
It came to Babbitt with a pyrotechnic crash.
"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
The formulae were not nearly so valuable for pyrotechnics as for dyes.
"Tom Swift among the Fire Fighters" by Victor Appleton
They were usually merely pyrotechnic, and indicated rejoicing rather than death.
"Dangerous Days" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
She renews her engagements, assures for herself pyrotechnics, vacations, heaps of gold.
"The Memoirs of Victor Hugo" by Victor Hugo
To rush in with something utterly brilliant and pyrotechnic was to take notable chances.
"The Titan" by Theodore Dreiser
We can understand the object of the feminine beacon; but of what use is all the rest of the pyrotechnic display?
"The Wonders of Instinct" by J. H. Fabre
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In news:

Many thanks to the BeachHouse, Mar Vista and Sandbar restaurants for the pyrotechnic entertainment the nights of July 2-4, and to the Anna Maria Island Privateers for the parade and party July 4.
Jay-Z, like rap itself, started out pyrotechnical.
The popularity of Hooping has soared in recent years, transforming it from a groovy toy in the 1960's to pyrotechnic performance art in the two thousands.
Lawrence County, the self-styled "Fireworks Capitol of America," is home to two immigrant-founded pyrotechnics companies that are still in business more than a century later.
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 soloist dazzles us with pyrotechnics and poetry.
But David Klein of the Las Vegas fire department did exactly that last September when he went to Black Rock on his own initiative to learn how pyrotechnics are done on the playa.
The masked men were on their game and loaded with pyrotechnic thrills at Verizon.
You see them all over YouTube, countless videos of pyrotechnics tempting fate with fire by dropping frozen turkeys into deep fryers filled with hot boiling oil.
The mini-pyrotechnics of fireflies could prove to be lightning in a bottle for drug researchers, providing a way to speed up the long and arduous process of developing and testing new drugs.
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.
This Pensacola show condo features multiple entertainment systems, a water wall behind the bar, a bathroom "on fire", and a host of high-tech pyrotechnics.
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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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