flam·​boy·​ance | \flam-ˈbȯi-ən(t)s \

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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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 There’s basically no flamboyance about this design that doesn’t serve a legitimate functional purpose. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Volvo’s 360c concept has softened my cynicism about autonomous cars," 6 Sep. 2018 Speculation points more towards the conservative demands of his boss rather than a lack of artistic flamboyance, however. Gemma Askham, Condé Nast Traveler, "Gaudí in Barcelona: Our Guide," 3 Mar. 2018 For the next month, all eyes will be on you (naturally), so embrace your flamboyance through big hair, animal prints, and lots of bold choices. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What July's Leo Horoscope Means for You," 29 June 2018 Philippe Coutinho The former Liverpool man epitomises the Brazilian flair and flamboyance so often associated with players from that part of the world. SI.com, "6 Players Who Make the Pitch Their Playground," 26 June 2018 That, too, has been part of the fun of this Olympics, the giddy embrace of the theatricality and flamboyance that were formerly disdained or ridiculed. Guy Trebay, New York Times, "Embracing Fashion, Saggers to Sequins, at the Winter Games," 21 Feb. 2018 Picture the flamboyant hairdo worn by former IndyStar Mr. Basketball Kyle Guy as a freshman at Virginia, only with more flamboyance. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: So you want to be a pro basketball player... got $100?," 9 July 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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