flam·​boy·​an·​cy | \ flam-ˈbȯi-ən(t)-sē How to pronounce flamboyancy (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Another part of our work is very un-Danish in its flamboyancy and over-the-top use of the materials. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "All About Monies, the 45-Year-Old Danish Jewelry Brand Landing at Dover Street Market Just in Time for the Holidays," 20 Nov. 2018 As Queen of the sartorial risk, Lady Gaga will take the reigns for the night alongside Harry Styles, also well-known for his love of flamboyancy and pushing the boundaries of typical menswear and gender through clothing. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Lady Gaga Will Host Next Year's Met Gala With Harry Styles and Serena Williams," 10 Oct. 2018 Jackson also isn't afraid to indulge in a little flamboyancy himself. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "A Star Is Born," 5 Oct. 2018 With the pressure now off unless a miracle ensued against a quality Dutch outfit, MacLeod's men played with a swashbuckling flamboyancy, resulting in an exquisite victory in which Gemmill scored one of the World Cup's greatest ever goals. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown: 10 Weeks to Go - The Scotland Side That Promised World Domination...," 13 Apr. 2018 However, few will be aware of the man who, in a way, kick started the flamboyancy associated with Brazilian football; Leônidas da Silva. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown: 18 Weeks to Go - The Pre-War Pele & Bicycle Kick King Leônidas," 16 Feb. 2018 Mardi Gras -- with all of your flamboyancy and extravaganzas -- meet the equally exuberant Michael Maenza. Littice Bacon-blood, NOLA.com, "Meet the exuberant Krewe of Argus King XXXIV Michael Maenza," 11 Feb. 2018 There's no razzle-dazzle, pizazz, or flamboyancy; there isn't even any singing. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Lea Michele Has Never Been Better—or Funnier—Than on 'The Mayor'," 3 Oct. 2017 There's no razzle-dazzle, pizazz, or flamboyancy Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Lea Michele Has Never Been Better—or Funnier—Than on 'The Mayor'," 3 Oct. 2017

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circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Flamboyancy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flamboyancy. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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