un·​flashy | \ ˌən-ˈfla-shē How to pronounce unflashy (audio) \

Definition of unflashy

: not bright, ostentatious, or showy : not flashy … her forthright and unflashy singing strives for the … veracity of soul music rather than histrionics.— Mark Coleman

Examples of unflashy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That's why Shah sees Horizon World's relatively unflashy, avatars-in-the-office demo as a useful example of what interacting in the metaverse could look like. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 13 June 2022 Look no further than its flagship, Domaine DuPage, a French country ale that’s as unflashy as a flagship beer gets. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, 20 Apr. 2022 Their Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte is unflashy but assured. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, 17 June 2022 What’s feeling fresh in sneaker spheres these days, however, is unflashy, earnestly functional shoes. Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, 23 Feb. 2022 Here, Everett’s turn is unflashy, with the production’s hushed naturalism — most conspicuous in the tone and casting — extending to her musical segments. Washington Post, 14 Jan. 2022 Classically, value performs best in the beginning of an economic cycle, as previously sidelined money pours into solid, unflashy stocks that investors can trust. Larry Light, Fortune, 20 Jan. 2022 The vibe is unflashy — Oxfords, silk blouses with bows, dresses with labels from department stores that long predate eBay. New York Times, 5 Nov. 2021 Charlie Watts, whose strong but unflashy drumming powered the Rolling Stones for over 50 years, died on Tuesday in London. New York Times, 24 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unflashy

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unflashy was in 1870

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“Unflashy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unflashy. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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