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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: pyrotechnia, from Greek pyr ( PYRE) + techne 'art'

pyrotechnics

noun
     
py‧ro‧tech‧nics
1 [plural] formal or technical a public show of fireworks
2 [uncountable] technicalTI the skill or business of making fireworks
3 [plural] an impressive show of someone's skill as a public performer, musician etc:
the guitar pyrotechnics of Eric Clapton
pyrotechnic adjective:
a pyrotechnic display

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