What does the word pyrotechnic mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to fireworks. pyrotechnical.

Usage examples for pyrotechnic

  1. The little Prince was privately baptized by the Cardinal de Gondy, until the state ceremonies of his christening could take place; and on the 22d of the month he was invested by the sovereign with the insignia of St. Michael and the Holy Ghost, in the presence of the Cardinals, and the Commanders and Knights of those Orders, with great pomp; after which a banquet was given by the King in the great hall at Fontainebleau, and at nightfall the park was illuminated in all directions by immense bonfires, and a pyrotechnic display, which was witnessed by admiring and exulting thousands. – The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Julia Pardoe
  2. I heard one of my pursuers say, " We've finished him," and with a few more pyrotechnic farewells they retraced their steps towards Ladysmith. – My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War by Ben Viljoen
  3. There's a pyrotechnic display for you! – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings