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Meaning of pyrotechnics

py•ro•tech•nics

Pronunciation: (pī"ru-tek'niks), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
  1. the art of making fireworks.
  2. the use of fireworks for display, military purposes, etc.
  3. a display of fireworks.
  4. a brilliant or sensational display, as of rhetoric or musicianship.
  5. ammunition containing chemicals for producing smoke or light, as for signaling, illuminating, or screening.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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