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flamboyant

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adjective flam·boy·ant \flam-ˈbȯi-ənt\

Simple Definition of flamboyant

  • : having a very noticeable quality that attracts a lot of attention

Full Definition of flamboyant

  1. 1 often capitalized :  characterized by waving curves suggesting flames <flamboyant tracery> <flamboyant architecture>

  2. 2 :  marked by or given to strikingly elaborate or colorful display or behavior <a flamboyant performer>

flam·boy·ant·ly adverb

Examples of flamboyant

  1. Crazy artists, or flamboyant ones, can be strangely comforting. We feel we understand where their visions come from; we're lulled by the symmetry of turbulent art and turbulent lives. —Stephen Schiff, New Yorker, 28 Dec. 1992–4 Jan. 1993

  2. Equally flamboyant is the group's singer, Andy Bell, who prances around the stage dressed at various times like an astronaut, a space creature or a Mexican senorita. —Jim Farber, Video Review, August 1990

  3. … he was living in the flamboyant, urbane manner he craved, in an apartment that suited his Balzacian fantasies of success … —Raymond Sokolov, Wayward Reporter, 1980

  4. the flamboyant gestures of the conductor

  5. <has a gallery of flamboyant gestures that makes him easy to imitate>



Origin of flamboyant

French, from present participle of flamboyer to flame, from Old French, from flambe


First Known Use: 1832


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flamboyant

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noun flam·boy·ant \flam-ˈbȯi-ənt\

Definition of flamboyant



Origin of flamboyant

(see 1flamboyant)


First Known Use: 1879

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FLAMBOYANT Defined for Kids

flamboyant

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adjective flam·boy·ant \flam-ˈbȯi-ənt\

Definition of flamboyant

  1. :  having a noticeable or showy quality

flam·boy·ant·ly adverb




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