flamboyance

noun
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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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 The pieces, on pedestals and on the floor, marry an industrial look — contemporary, sturdy, spare — with ornate, baroque flamboyance. Leah Ollman, latimes.com, "The disturbing meets the sweet in Alex Anderson's new sculptures at Gavlak," 4 July 2018 For the next month, all eyes will be on you, so embrace flamboyance with big hair, animal prints, and plenty of bold choices. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's July 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 June 2018 And yet despite these disparate inputs, there’s something loose and admirable happening here: Everyone is trying new things, and the disarray verges on flamboyance. New York Times, "The Playlist: Christina Aguilera’s Bizarre Puzzle, and 13 More New Songs," 4 May 2018 Johnson's flamboyance also extended to his personal life. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Who was Jack Johnson? Five facts about the legendary boxer," 24 May 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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