Pyrotechny Pyr`o*tech`ny, n. [Cf. F. pyrotechnie.] 1. The use and application of fire in science and the arts. [Obs.] --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

2. Same as {Pyrotechnics}. [1913 Webster]

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  • pyrotechny — py·ro·tech·ny (pī rə tĕkʹnē) n. See pyrotechnics.   [New Latin pyrotechnia: Greek puro , pyro + Greek tekhnē, craft; see technique.] * * * …   Universalium

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  • pyrotechny — noun 1》 historical the use of fire in alchemy. 2》 another term for pyrotechnics. Origin C16: from Fr. pyrotechnie or mod. L. pyrotechnia, from Gk pur fire + tekhnē art …   English new terms dictionary

  • pyrotechny — n. Pyrotechnics …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pyrotechny — py·ro·tech·ny …   English syllables

  • pyrotechny —   n. manufacture or display of fireworks.    ♦ pyrotechnic(al), a.    ♦ pyrotechnist, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • pyrotechny — noun the craft of making fireworks • Syn: ↑pyrotechnics • Derivationally related forms: ↑pyrotechnic, ↑pyrotechnical, ↑pyrotechnical (for: ↑pyrotechnics) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pyrotechnics — /paɪroʊˈtɛknɪks / (say puyroh tekniks) noun 1. Also, pyrotechny /ˈpaɪroʊtɛkni/ (say puyrohteknee). the art of making fireworks. 2. Also, pyrotechny /ˈpaɪroʊtɛkni/ (say puyrohteknee). the making and use of fireworks for display, military purposes …   Australian English dictionary

  • pyrotechnical — adjective of or relating to the craft of making fireworks pyrotechnic smokes • Syn: ↑pyrotechnic • Pertains to noun: ↑pyrotechnics, ↑pyrotechnics (for: ↑pyrotechnic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • A wheel within a wheel — Wheel Wheel (hw[=e]l), n. [OE. wheel, hweol, AS. hwe[ o]l, hweogul, hweowol; akin to D. wiel, Icel. hv[=e]l, Gr. ky klos, Skr. cakra; cf. Icel. hj[=o]l, Dan. hiul, Sw. hjul. [root]218. Cf. {Cycle}, {Cyclopedia}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A circular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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