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Definition of "pyrotechnic" [pyr•o•tech•nic]

  • Of or relating to fireworks. (adjective)
  • Resembling fireworks; brilliant: a pyrotechnic wit; pyrotechnic keyboard virtuosity. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pyrotechnic" in a sentence
  • ""I always wanted to come out of the smoke," said Graham, referring to the pyrotechnic display that greets Hurricane football players when they run onto the field for home games."
  • "A more concise syntax would show up the poverty of this description at once, but by stringing a dozen attributes together she ensures that each is seen only in the context of a dazzlingly "pyrotechnic" whole."
  • "New York Post reported today that a canvas bag left near a waiting area contained a "pyrotechnic" with shotgun shells taped to it."