Flamboyancy



[flam-boi-uh nt] /flæmˈbɔɪ ənt/

adjective
1.
strikingly bold or brilliant; showy:
flamboyant colors.
2.
conspicuously dashing and colorful:
the flamboyant idol of international society.
3.
florid; ornate; elaborately styled:
flamboyant speeches.
4.
Architecture.

noun
5.
.
/flæmˈbɔɪənt/
adjective
1.
elaborate or extravagant; florid; showy
2.
rich or brilliant in colour; resplendent
3.
exuberant or ostentatious
4.
of, denoting, or relating to the French Gothic style of architecture characterized by flamelike tracery and elaborate carving
noun
5.
another name for royal poinciana
adj.

1832, first used of a 15c.-16c. architectural style with flame-like curves, from French flamboyant “flaming, wavy,” present participle of flamboyer “to flame,” from Old French flamboier (12c.), from flambe “flame,” from flamble, variant of flamme, from Latin flammula (see flame (n.)). Extended sense of “showy, ornate” is 1879. Related: Flamboyantly.

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