Definition of pyrotechny in English:

pyrotechny

noun

  • 1historical The use of fire in alchemy.

  • 2

    another term for pyrotechnics
    • ‘It is only to be expected that the writings of such a distinguished fireworker would be eagerly sought by anyone interested in pyrotechny.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from French pyrotechnie or modern Latin pyrotechnia, from Greek pur + tekhnē art.

Pronunciation

pyrotechny

/ˈpʌɪrətɛkniː/