• WordNet 3.6
    • n pyrotechny the craft of making fireworks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pyrotechny Same as Pyrotechnics.
    • Pyrotechny The use and application of fire in science and the arts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pyrotechny The management and mechanical application of fire.
    • n pyrotechny The fabrication of fireworks for military and ornamental purposes (see firework, 2); the composition and scientific use of combustible substances employed as signals, as destructive agents, or for purposes of display.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. pyrotechnie,


In literature:

He bought and carefully studied a work on pyrotechny.
"The Complete Works of Artemus Ward" by Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
And above that pyrotechny hung the moon.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
Associated Words: pyrotechnics, pyrotechnist, pyrotechnician, pyrotechnic, pyrotechny.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Having seen Venetian pyrotechny, one realizes that all fireworks should be ignited over water.
"A Wanderer in Venice" by E.V. Lucas
I shall create some surprising effects if my old cunning in pyrotechny has not forsaken me.
"The Fugitives" by R.M. Ballantyne
Its nitrate and chlorate are used in pyrotechny.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
Taught pyrotechny in the Sultan's service 1870-71.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Beauty of motion is hardly less important in pyrotechny than brilliancy of fire and variety of colour.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
At length the discharge of a cannon summoned the admirers of pyrotechny to witness a display of their art.
"Trevethlan: (Vol 2 of 3)" by William Davy Watson