Definition of pyrotechnic in English:

pyrotechnic

adjective

  • 1Relating to fireworks:

    ‘a pyrotechnic display’
    • ‘The highlight of the Yenshui fireworks festival is the ‘hives’ - pyrotechnic launch platforms the size of shipping containers.’
    • ‘In my judgment, pyrotechnic displays should never have gone on in that building.’
    • ‘The spectacular pyrotechnic display, organised by the Southend Round Table, attracts crowds of up to 10,000.’
    • ‘Adding to the dynamism of the music are frequent pyrotechnic displays, inventive sets and props, and several giant video screens.’
    • ‘Fireworks lit up the sky and chased across the water during a breathtaking pyrotechnic display at Salford Quays.’
    • ‘Three overlapping exhibitions feature the work of the Chinese-born, New York-based artist known for his pyrotechnic displays.’
    • ‘The qualities of this plant for pyrotechnic displays are as well known as those of the Calatropis gigantean.’
    • ‘She's receiving adulatory applause from the audience, and has a really exciting pyrotechnic display too.’
    • ‘We have been treated to pyrotechnic displays since November last year in our area.’
    • ‘The Hong Kong Tourism Board has also called off a planned rooftop pyrotechnic display originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday.’
    • ‘The parade began after dark on Tuesday, the second day of the carnival, with a pyrotechnic display.’
    • ‘The pyrotechnic display that followed the performance was dazzling, and a rare occurrence in these otherwise desolate parts.’
    • ‘I can't watch pyrotechnic displays anymore without tearing up.’
  • 2Brilliant or sensational:

    ‘his writing contains more pyrotechnic energy, more colour and action’
    • ‘Add to that the pyrotechnic brilliance of Ted Turner and there's a volatile brew ready to explode.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from pyro- ‘fire’ + Greek tekhnē art + -ic.

Pronunciation:

pyrotechnic

/ˌpʌɪrə(ʊ)ˈtɛknɪk/