Crossword clues for pyrotechnics
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pyrotechnics \Pyr`o*tech"nics\, n. The art of making fireworks; the manufacture and use of fireworks; pyrotechny.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1729, from pyrotechnic (also see -ics). Figurative sense is from 1901.
n. 1 The art and technology of fireworks and related military applications. 2 A display of fireworks. 3 (context figuratively English) An impressive display.
n. (music) brilliance of display (as in the performance of music)
the craft of making fireworks [syn: pyrotechny]
Pyrotechnics is the science of using materials capable of undergoing self-contained and self-sustained exothermic chemical reactions for the production of heat, light, gas, smoke and/or sound. Its etymology stems from the Greek words pyro ("fire") and tekhnikos ("made by art"). Pyrotechnics include not only the manufacture of fireworks but items such as safety matches, oxygen candles, explosive bolts and fasteners, components of the automotive airbag and gas pressure blasting in mining, quarrying and demolition.
Individuals responsible for the safe storage, handling, and functioning of pyrotechnic devices are referred to as pyrotechnicians.
Usage examples of "pyrotechnics".
Before long he found himself again dancing with Ilyana, she gathering and focusing the shiltpron fields for him to grab and send outward in a coruscating display of hyperconscious pyrotechnics.
It was now near the end of the day and the time he reached the first spikelike branch which gave him an opportunity to rest, the sun was preparing its pyrotechnics of Florida eventide.
It was all very well to rant in taverns and on streetcorners, where his verbal pyrotechnics were viewed as so much free entertainment.
Suffice to say that there are pyrotechnics and terrible storms, drownings and near-drownings in Dark Score Lake, reversals of fate and fortune, revelations of dark deeds done when the century was new, and innocents paying the price now that the century is dying.
The blinding pyrotechnics escalated into nearly continuous chain lightning, and brilliant links rattled down the heavens as though an evil angel, imprisoned in the storm, were angrily testing his bonds.
Jonson pranced, knees high like a drum majorette, did a Nijinsky leap, shot off a flurry of tap-dance pyrotechnics, and ended with a split that transformed him into an inverted silver T and made my groin hurt vicariously.