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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
Recent Examples on the Web Here, owners Ian and Christa Taylor manage to replicate the same combination of English elegance and cheeky flamboyance found at the Homewood, with an emphasis on the latter. Nina Ruggiero, Travel + Leisure, 28 May 2021 The hugely popular music festival that oozes flamboyance is seen as a significant step toward a post-pandemic return to live entertainment. Washington Post, 22 May 2021 Keckley dressed her with an elegance befitting her station—and her self-importance—but toned down the flamboyance. Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2021 Few fighters love a little extra cheese more than Adesanya, whose charismatic flamboyance is as much fun as his otherworldly fighting skill. Greg Beacham, Star Tribune, 5 Mar. 2021 Those who know him say his methodical delivery is the product of his training in engineering, a field that prizes verifiable fact and precision and where flamboyance is of little value. Joe Garofoli, SFChronicle.com, 25 Jan. 2021 In the years since coming in second to Kris Allen, Lambert has delivered three albums of arena-ready pop-rock, heavily influenced by the flamboyance and glam of the 1980s. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 22 Feb. 2019 Morrison's Grinch vacillates between a flamboyance and attempts at evil too sinister for a children's story. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 10 Dec. 2020 But those who have worked closely with Adar say that these bets are carefully calculated, and in no way should his personal flamboyance be mistaken for the lack of business acumen, a report in Business Standard newspaper noted. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, 26 Nov. 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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7 Jun 2021

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“Flamboyance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flamboyance. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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