flamboyance

noun
flam·​boy·​ance | \ flam-ˈbȯi-ən(t)s How to pronounce flamboyance (audio) \

Definition of flamboyance

: the quality or state of being flamboyant

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 The production, directed with colorful flamboyance by Alex Timbers, wears its artifice like a bubblegum corsage. Los Angeles Times, 8 July 2022 The arrogance, the flamboyance, the power – my hat’s bigger than your hat. Will Tizard, Variety, 7 July 2022 Over the past week, New York sizzled with flamboyance and joy. Ian Malone, Vogue, 27 June 2022 Tiki is about exuberance, escape, flamboyance and adding as many ornaments as a thing can possibly support. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, 11 June 2022 Many will dismiss this film’s unrelenting flamboyance as bombastic Baz in ADHD overdrive, a work of shimmering surfaces that refuses to stop long enough to get under its subject’s skin. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 May 2022 His brand of quotable, look-at-me flamboyance has long gone out of fashion in the U.S., where baseball managers are more stoic than ever. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 20 May 2022 Unsurprisingly, the transition to army life was not easy some of the artists, who had long railed against the establishment and often embraced flamboyance. Town & Country, 23 Mar. 2022 The Dolls were a hybrid of The Stooges, Rolling Stones and T. Rex, combining elements of gritty proto-punk with the flamboyance of glam rock. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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6 Aug 2022

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“Flamboyance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flamboyance. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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