pyrotechnist

pyrotechnist
a) A pyrotechnician: person skilled in the manufacture or setting off of fireworks and firework displays.

"That the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint a pyrotechnist for the service of the navy, "

b) One who demonstrates a brilliant display, as of rhetoric or wit, or of virtuosity in the performing arts.

"It is thus the pyrotechnist (should we say demiurge?) who gives meaning to the so to speak explosive effervescences that are weaving the world of the spectator"


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  • Pyrotechnist — Pyr o*tech nist, n. One skilled in pyrotechny; one who manufactures fireworks. Steevens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pyrotechnist — noun see pyrotechnics …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pyrotechnist — /puy reuh tek nist/, n. a person skilled in pyrotechnics, esp. in the manufacture or use of fireworks. [1785 95; PYROTECHN(ICS) + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • pyrotechnist — n. Manufacturer of fireworks …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pyrotechnist — py·ro·tech·nist …   English syllables

  • pyrotechnist — /paɪroʊˈtɛknəst/ (say puyroh teknuhst) noun someone skilled in pyrotechnics …  

  • pyrotechnist — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ nə̇st noun ( s) Etymology: pyrotechny + ist : one skilled in or given to pyrotechnics; especially : a manufacturer or an expert in the use and handling of fireworks …   Useful english dictionary

  • py|ro|tech|ni|cian — «PY ruh tehk NIHSH uhn, PIHR uh », noun. = pyrotechnist. (Cf. ↑pyrotechnist) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pyrotechnian — Pyr o*tech ni*an, n. A pyrotechnist. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pyrotechnician — Pyr o*tech*ni cian, n. A pyrotechnist. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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