Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, 19th century
The tendency to attract attention because of one's exuberance, confidence, and stylishness.
The quality of being bright, colorful, and very noticeable.
Examples of Flamboyance in a sentence
"She was known for bringing glamour and flamboyance to every event she hosted."
"When the roses bloomed, they brought a flamboyance to the garden."
Flamboyance is the noun form of the adjective flamboyant, which comes from the French word "flambe," meaning flame. Flamboyant was initially a style of architecture, but flamboyance can now be used to describe anything eye-catching and splashy.
Did you Know?
If you run into a flock of flamingos, you are looking at a flamboyance. The word adopted to describe a group of flamingos means attention getting, colorful, and bold — all perfect descriptors for the showy pink bird.