firework vs pyrotechnic what difference

what is difference between firework and pyrotechnic



fire +‎ work


firework (plural fireworks)

  1. A device using gunpowder and other chemicals which, when lit, emits a combination of coloured flames, sparks, whistles or bangs, and sometimes made to rocket high into the sky before exploding, used for entertainment or celebration.


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Further reading

  • firework on Wikipedia.Wikipedia



From Latin pyrotechnica, from Ancient Greek πῦρ (pûr, fire) + τεχνικός (tekhnikós, skillful, workmanlike). Analyzable as pyro- +‎ technic


  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌpaɪɹoʊˈtɛknɪk/
  • Hyphenation: py‧ro‧tech‧nic


pyrotechnic (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to fireworks.
  2. Of or relating to the use of fire in chemistry or metallurgy.
  3. Resembling fireworks.
    • 1989, H. T. Willetts (translator), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (author), August 1914, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, →ISBN, page 178:
      They had spent much of June and July walking about the plateau near Poronin and discussing Kuba’s pyrotechnic schemes for making money. Possibly because of his bourgeois origins, Hanecki had a remarkable financial flair, and extraordinary grasp of money matters—a quality as valuable as it was rare in a revolutionary.
  4. Of or relating to pyrotechny.



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