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Pyrotechnic   /pˌaɪroʊtˈɛknɪk/   Listen

(usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc..  Synonym: firework.

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"Pyrotechnic" Quotes from Famous Books

... was held out by her majesty to the royal children, to whom it at once became an object of attraction. The Prince of Wales soon obtained possession of the bird, which seemed to absorb his attention. In the evening Dublin was illuminated, and maintained its well-established fame for pyrotechnic displays. ...
— The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. - From George III. to Victoria • E. Farr and E. H. Nolan

... incandescent, furiously pyrotechnic, raveningly expanding atomic fireball that in seconds seemed ...
— Masters of Space • Edward Elmer Smith

... as whizzing serpents, wheels, port-fires, rockets, and other varieties of pyrotechnic art could set forth the humility of the saint, it was this night ...
— Samuel F. B. Morse, His Letters and Journals - In Two Volumes, Volume I. • Samuel F. B. Morse

... heavily his old friend's pyrotechnic, cynical bill of complaints against the Teutons and Teutonism. It was diverting, salient, but therefore discouraging to credence. Such judgments were apt to be flashes in the pan. They startled but lacked rootage. Gard had not sufficiently taken into consideration that the journalist was ...
— Villa Elsa - A Story of German Family Life • Stuart Henry

... nose, and missing. But he made contact with his own face, which stopped a short-arm blow from the owner of the aforesaid nose, a jolt full of enthusiasm and purpose. Beautiful and dazzling flashes of fire filled the air and just then something landed behind his ear and prolonged the pyrotechnic display. When the skyrockets went up he lost interest in the proceedings and dropped to the floor ...
— Bar-20 Days • Clarence E. Mulford

... Hendrick Hudson, in his voyage up the river, witnessed an Indian pow-wow—the first recorded fireworks in a country which has since delighted in rockets and pyrotechnic displays. Here, too, in later years, tradition relates the sad fate of a wedding party. It seems that a Mr. Hans Hansen and a Miss Kathrina Van Voorman, with a few friends, were returning from Albany, and disregarding the old Indian ...
— The Hudson - Three Centuries of History, Romance and Invention • Wallace Bruce

Words linked to "Pyrotechnic" :   catherine wheel, cracker, fizgig, extraordinary, rocket, pyrotechny, low explosive, serpent, sparkler, squib, skyrocket, firecracker, banger, plural form, pinwheel, plural, Roman candle, maroon, torpedo

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