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Pyrotechnics   /pˌaɪroʊtˈɛknɪks/   Listen
Pyrotechnics

noun
1.
(music) brilliance of display (as in the performance of music).
2.
The craft of making fireworks.  Synonym: pyrotechny.






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"Pyrotechnics" Quotes from Famous Books



... gathered round his hospitable board on that occasion, over which his wife presided with dignity and grace. Woman suffrage was the target for the combined wit and satire of the company, and, after four hours of uninterrupted sharpshooting, pyrotechnics, and laughter, we dispersed to our several abodes, fairly exhausted with ...
— Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897 • Elizabeth Cady Stanton

... back he said: "Hildreth, you have taken me at my word thus far, and you haven't had occasion to call me either a knave or a fool. Do it a little longer and I'll put you in the way of touching off a set-piece of pyrotechnics that will double discount this mild little snap-cracker ...
— The Grafters • Francis Lynde

... touched off the whole heap of miscarried glory and waited to see what it would do. This was all done with comparatively little danger. Fraught with all the more danger for us was the thing which was considered the simplest and lowest product of the art of pyrotechnics, and was so rated by us, viz., the serpent. Very often the serpents I made would not burn properly, because I had not used the right mixture, no doubt, and that always vexed me greatly. When a Catherine-wheel refused to turn, that could at least be tolerated, for a Catherine-wheel ...
— The German Classics Of The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries, Volume 12 • Various

... fire-works either, unless somebody's barn burns up. Don't I just wish there would," gloomily responded another youth who had so rashly indulged in pyrotechnics on a former occasion that a neighbor's ...
— St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, May, 1878, No. 7. - Scribner's Illustrated • Various



Words linked to "Pyrotechnics" :   music, brilliance, pyrotechnical, craft, genius, trade



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