[flam-boi-uh nt] /flæmˈbɔɪ ənt/
strikingly bold or brilliant; showy:
conspicuously dashing and colorful:
the flamboyant idol of international society.
florid; ornate; elaborately styled:
elaborate or extravagant; florid; showy
rich or brilliant in colour; resplendent
exuberant or ostentatious
of, denoting, or relating to the French Gothic style of architecture characterized by flamelike tracery and elaborate carving
another name for royal poinciana
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.
Related Terms flapdoodle noun Nonsense; foolishness; baloney: He then goes on to utter other flap-doodle for the nourishment of the mind (1833+)
[fleym] /fleɪm/ noun 1. burning gas or vapor, as from wood or coal, that is undergoing combustion; a portion of ignited gas or vapor. 2. Often, flames. the state or condition of blazing combustion: to burst into flames. 3. any flamelike condition; glow; inflamed condition. 4. brilliant light; scintillating luster. 5. bright coloring; a streak […]
- Flame-arc light
noun 1. (electrical engineering) an arc light that uses flame carbons to colour the arc
noun 1. an azalea, Rhododendron calendulaceum, of the eastern U.S., having yellow, orange, or scarlet flowers.