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Definition of flamboyance

: the quality or state of being flamboyant

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Examples of flamboyance in a Sentence

the campy flamboyance of her costume almost guaranteed she'd win the masquerade pageant

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Into Action gala on Wednesday, the night was as pink as a flamboyance of flamingos. Ian Malone, Vogue, "Sarah Silverman and Molly Ringwald Attend Planned Parenthood’s Spring Gala," 3 May 2019 This was a day of misery for Chelsea — the west London club’s heaviest loss in 28 years — but one for both City and Dean to flaunt their flamboyance. Rob Harris, The Seattle Times, "Aguero, City humiliate Chelsea — and referee joins in japes," 10 Feb. 2019 Their heavier counterparts will explode, sometimes leaving in place nature’s ultimate rebuke to the stars’ luminescent flamboyance: black holes. Alan Hirshfeld, WSJ, "Book Review: Feeling Gravity’s Pull," 16 Nov. 2018 But around 1890, with the rise of naturalism, critics soured on the potboilers that made her flamboyance shine. Rachel Shteir, WSJ, "‘Playing to the Gods’ Review: Avatars of Female Anguish," 23 Aug. 2018 Leo is a fire sign known for its bombastic spirit and signature flamboyance. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "Your 2018 Guide to Surviving Mercury Retrograde," 26 July 2018 The Urban Cowboy's grand, Victorian exterior in no way prepares you for the flamboyance within. Kristin Luna, Condé Nast Traveler, "12 Best Hotels in Nashville," 27 Feb. 2018 There’s a new breed of red carpet disruptors emerging, young men like Timothée Chalamet and Ezra Miller, who are embracing a fearless kind of masculine flamboyance. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Virgil Abloh Champions Incompiuto—Or the Incomplete—With His Men’s Pre-Fall Collection for Off-White," 16 Nov. 2018 Such flamboyance is uncommon in a country where even very rich men often keep a low profile. Yuri Kageyama, The Seattle Times, "Moonstruck Japan tycoon to blast off on 1st SpaceX trip," 18 Sep. 2018

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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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