flamboyancy

noun

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

Examples of flamboyancy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shimmery silver pants and quilted motorcycle boots added touches of flamboyancy to the neutral-colored looks, which were taken in by celebrities in the audience including K-pop star Kai, American football player Jalen Ramsey and Italian rock band Maneskin. Reuters, CNN, 16 Jan. 2023 His concoctions enthrall and trance those who are moved by his flamboyancy. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023 Apart from red carpets, the tendency toward fanciness and flamboyancy seems out of pace not only with the work-from-home mentality but also the somber tenor of times shaped by the endless pandemic and looming inflation. Vogue, 20 Dec. 2021 Murray’s best columns usually dealt with some measure of flamboyancy. Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, 5 Dec. 2020 Another part of our work is very un-Danish in its flamboyancy and over-the-top use of the materials. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 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, 10 Oct. 2018 Jackson also isn't afraid to indulge in a little flamboyancy himself. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, 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, 13 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flamboyancy was circa 1889

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“Flamboyancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flamboyancy. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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