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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

... spoke, a pyrotechnic display enveloped the entire ship as a radiation from the foreign vessel struck the other neutralizing screen and dissipated its force harmlessly in the ether. Instantly Seaton threw on the full power of his refrigerating system and shot in the master switch that actuated the complex ...
— Skylark Three • Edward Elmer Smith

... as the unknown animal charged upon Herbert Watrous, who was whirling his half-expired torch around his head with such swiftness that it made a ring of fire, similar to those which all boys delight to look upon during the pyrotechnic displays on the ...
— Through Forest and Fire - Wild-Woods Series No. 1 • Edward Ellis

... into the river. When the two forts were captured, they disappeared in a great blaze. Then the ship, the symbol of the city of Paris, appeared and took its station between two columns of light. The decoration changed, and first the Temple of Peace was seen, then that of Hymen—a real pyrotechnic masterpiece. After the fireworks the Emperor and Empress went first into the record room, then into the concert hall, where was sung a cantata, with words by Arnault and music by Mehul, which began with this apostrophe to ...
— The Happy Days of the Empress Marie Louise • Imbert De Saint-Amand

... pilot with a method of instruction as direct and forcible as it was effective. He was a small man, hot and quick-firing, though kindly, too, and gentle when he had blown off. After one rather pyrotechnic misunderstanding as to the manner of imparting ...
— Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete - The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens • Albert Bigelow Paine

... seven minutes nine cylinders, which had been found in nine different lifts, were sizzling beside Albert's original discovery. The other five lifts appeared to have been omitted from this colossal scheme for providing London with a pyrotechnic display such as London had probably never had since the year 1666. The night fire staff, which consisted of some fifty men, had laid hose on to every hydrant, and were taking instructions from their chief for the incessant patrol of ...
— Hugo - A Fantasia on Modern Themes • Arnold Bennett

... score of the savages can be seen springing to the backs of their horses, each bearing a bow with a bunch of the prepared arrows. And before a single preventive step can be taken by the besieged traders, or any counsel exchanged between them, the pyrotechnic display has commenced. ...
— The Lone Ranche • Captain Mayne Reid

... matches to utilise Mr. Butteridge's cigars; but here again luck was on his side, and he couldn't find any wherewith to set light to the gas above him. Or else he would have dropped in a flare, a splendid but transitory pyrotechnic display. "'Eng old Grubb!" said Bert, slapping unproductive pockets. "'E didn't ought to 'ave kep' my box. ...
— The War in the Air • Herbert George Wells

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

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