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Wednesday, February 27

Flamboyance

[flam-BOY-əns]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, 19th century

1.

The tendency to attract attention because of one's exuberance, confidence, and stylishness.

2.

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."

About Flamboyance

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.

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