Definition of flashy
1 chiefly dialectal : lacking in substance or flavor : insipid
2 : momentarily dazzling
3a : superficially attractive or impressiveb : ostentatious or showy often beyond the bounds of good taste; especially : marked by gaudy brightness
flashilyplay \ˈfla-shə-lē\ adverb
flashinessplay \ˈfla-shē-nəs\ noun
Examples of flashy in a Sentence
rich young men who drive flashy cars
I bought the CD primarily for its flashy cover design.
Recent Examples of flashy from the Web
Clark Art The Clark Art Institute has a flair for flashy summer exhibits.
From the start the two boxers clashed, Dobson's opponent, Jeremy Nichols (7-1-1, 2 KOs) of Las Vegas, made his entrance in flashy red and gold trunks and Dobson (9-0-0, 5 KOs) marched in wearing classic New York Yankees pinstripes.
Now there are two Trump towers in the quiet city of Pune and a flashier one with a gold facade in Mumbai being built by millionaire developer Mangal Prabhat Lodha, a politician in the governing Bharatiya Janata Party.
The dank corridors of the Cabal shift you're tasked with infiltrating in the Homecoming mission look suitably moody, while the flashy neon-glow of your sword-swinging Super Ability pops from the screen.
There will be no more baubles: no whalebone dress or flashy silver ribbons for that bonnet (poor thing!).
The other thing that shocked me was how flashy people were with money.
Less flashy, but perhaps more amazing, is James’s place on this list: Most Playoff Games with 20+ Points, 5+ Rebounds and 5+ Assists (Since 1984-85)
Ali’s casket was in the back of a Cadillac hearse, fitting because Ali loved to buy flashy new Cadillacs and cruise about town.
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Definition of flashy for English Language Learners
: bright or fancy in a way that is meant to attract attention
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