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
Ali’s casket was in the back of a Cadillac hearse, fitting because Ali loved to buy flashy new Cadillacs and cruise about town.
Some hipsters scroll through their flashy gadgets while waiting in a 45-minute line for the addictive herbal jelly and taro balls at Meet Fresh, a Taiwanese dessert chain.
Lighting designer Steve Welsh gets the dingy backstage look, Casey and Jo’s bare-bones apartment and the flashy showcase drag numbers just right, and sound/music designer Matt Corey supplies all those divalicious tunes.
The return in that deal, P. K. Subban, has gone from flashy Norris Trophy winner to steady two-way player, reining in, rounding out and refining his game for the benefit of the team.
Raspberry Pi retailer Element 14 recently announced a flashy new mini desktop kit for the Raspberry Pi 3, dubbed the Pi Desktop.
Firefly's marketing strategy embodies its name: brilliant and flashy.
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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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