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Definition of "pyrotechnist" [pyr•o•tech•nist]

  • A pyrotechnician: person skilled in the manufacture or setting off of fireworks and firework displays. (noun)
  • One who demonstrates a brilliant display, as of rhetoric or wit, or of virtuosity in the performing arts. (noun)

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Use "pyrotechnist" in a sentence
  • "On other occasions, he was surrounded by a bevy of school-boys, whom he sometimes drilled to the manual, and sometimes, with less approbation on the part of their parents, instructed in the mystery of artificial fire-works; for in the case of public rejoicings, the Sergeant was pyrotechnist (as the Encyclopedia calls it) to the village of"
  • "There would be a blaze and a confusion, in which timid men would doubt whether the constitution would be burned to tinder or only illuminated; but that blaze and that confusion would be dear to Mr Daubeny if he could stand as the centre figure — the great pyrotechnist who did it all, red from head to foot with the glare of the squibs with which his own hands were filling all the spaces."
  • "And this was the foremost pyrotechnist in the country, I-- I suppose."