Definition of pyrotechnics in English:


plural noun

  • 1A firework display.

    • ‘The focus of the show is to present traditional culture by means of advanced pyrotechnics.’
    • ‘The terrified girl senses trouble, but Dad can only stare in awe at the pyrotechnics: ‘It's fun, isn't it?’’
    • ‘They start early around here, amassing their motherload of pyrotechnics weeks in advance of the Fourth of July.’
    • ‘The patriotic pyrotechnics focused on loving China, its leaders and the legend of the dragon.’
    • ‘Mr Bettison has urged David Blunkett to allow sales of pyrotechnics only to people holding a special licence.’
    • ‘The gesture is an apt one, for the US president can expect pyrotechnics when he arrives on November 19.’
    • ‘Maybe there could even be pyrotechnics involved so that when it broke there would be a shower of sparks.’
    • ‘They followed up on the myriad strengths of ‘Mixed Bag,’ combining terrific original compositions and interpretive pyrotechnics.’
    • ‘Far from the exciting world of warfare and fireworks, pyrotechnics remain important tools in many industries.’
    • ‘‘Good, good,’ he says, obviously pleased with the pyrotechnics.’
    • ‘The drama primarily derived from the picture's human elements rather than overblown pyrotechnics.’
    • ‘I'd also like to introduce some more training aids and pyrotechnics to make it more exciting and induce the adrenalin.’
    • ‘It is crucial that bodhrán playing is always musical and never gets reduced to equilibristic techniques and pyrotechnics.’
    • ‘‘It's not what you'd want as a player,’ said Barry Ferguson, meaning the closed-doors match rather than the pyrotechnics.’
    • ‘The pyrotechnics of these offenses would impress even a fireworks factory worker.’
    • ‘Madlib has too much reverence for Wonder to butcher his songs with unnecessary hip-hop pyrotechnics.’
    • ‘Salford is hoping its 30-minute pyrotechnics display will attract more than the 10,000 people who turned up last year.’
    • ‘No impressive display of pyrotechnics, the inertial dampening system gave up the ghost with a whimper.’
    • ‘So this year Hyder hired Canadian experts to stage the pyrotechnics.’
    • ‘The inferno was sparked when pyrotechnics used during the band's opening song set fire to foam insulation behind the stage.’
    explosions, illuminations
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    1. 1.1treated as singular The art of making or displaying fireworks.
      • ‘They really got involved with the dances and pyrotechnics.’
      • ‘They have been in the pyrotechnics business ever since.’
      • ‘The council has used Salford-based pyrotechnics experts, Walk The Plank, to set up displays.’
  • 2A brilliant performance or display of a specified skill.

    ‘he thrilled his audience with vocal pyrotechnics’
    • ‘‘I'll do that,’ I say, dazzled by the display of pyrotechnics in the kitchen this morning.’
    • ‘He needed the cigarettes to perform his secondary role as coordinator of Biblical pyrotechnics.’
    • ‘I don't know how I'd react if I encountered something as monstrous as a Golem, but I doubt that I'd resort to verbal pyrotechnics.’
    • ‘It also has a little bit of the pyrotechnics that often go along with flute writing.’
    • ‘It's also a virtuoso display of theatrical pyrotechnics, though acting, in the thespian sense, doesn't get much of a look in.’
    • ‘The display of volcanic pyrotechnics was powerful enough to earn the mountain national park status two years later.’
    • ‘The shuttle then leaps off the launch pad in a dramatic and heart-stopping display of pyrotechnics.’
    • ‘I write as well as I can but I'm not a stylist and have never been into pyrotechnics.’
    • ‘The concluding Precipitato was a brilliant display of pure pianistic pyrotechnics.’
    • ‘There were tears in the audience too, but also not a little squirming at the emotional pyrotechnics.’
    • ‘Apparently there were celestial pyrotechnics on a scale almost-unknown at this latitude.’