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Definition of flamboyance

: the quality or state of being flamboyant

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the campy flamboyance of her costume almost guaranteed she'd win the masquerade pageant
Recent Examples on the Web As for the Hall of Fame, Riley lacked the flamboyance of fellow corner Lemar Parrish, the championship rings of peers such as Mel Blount and the publicity machine of the Dallas Cowboys. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Paul Daugherty: Former teammates remember Cincinnati Bengals great Ken Riley," 7 June 2020 Immerse yourself in the flamboyance and grandeur of Victorian London at The Laslett, a row of townhouses set in the wildly eclectic neighborhood of Notting Hill. Macy Sirmans, Travel + Leisure, "London's 10 Best Affordable Hotels, According to Hotels.com," 3 June 2020 And the wetlands around Mumbai, India turn pink as a flamboyance of flamingos arrives to feed. CNN, "CNN 10 - May 6, 2020," 5 May 2020 Reggie Jackson played with flamboyance, after all, and Williams would sneak into the Oakland Coliseum to watch him in the 1970s. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, "Tim Anderson Is Here to Save Baseball From Itself," 9 Mar. 2020 Winston Churchill, Mr Johnson’s great hero, and his superior in flamboyance among other traits, dismissed Clement Attlee as a modest man with much to be modest about. The Economist, "Bagehot Keir Starmer, a serious Labour man," 29 Feb. 2020 Simmons acknowledges the Eastern Conference finals success, Miller's flamboyance on the court and his ability to be a CLUTCH ... yes, all caps CLUTCH ... shooter. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Bill Simmons: Ex-Pacers star Reggie Miller wasn't a superstar," 14 Jan. 2020 Back in the 1990s, this kind of rapping — the type that calls attention to its own flamboyance — used to be prized and rewarded. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "NF Has the No. 1 Album in the Country, and He Sounds Miserable," 7 Aug. 2019 While in prison, the disgraced governor rose to fame in part because of his penchant for sartorial flamboyance, larger-than-life persona and an apparent eagerness to perform for the camera. John Santucci, ABC News, "Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich released after Trump commutes his sentence," 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of flamboyance

1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flamboyance was in 1891

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“Flamboyance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flamboyance. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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