Definition of flamboyance in US English:



  • 1The tendency to attract attention because of one's exuberance, confidence, and stylishness.

    ‘he had a reputation for flair and flamboyance’
    ‘critics dismiss his flamboyance and excess as indulgent’
    • ‘'Fun' is a word much associated with him, yet for all the flamboyance and jocularity, you sense he is not into fame for a laugh.’
    • ‘The book, for all its linguistic flamboyance, is a difficult read.’
    • ‘It's astonishingly courageous the way he turns heads in crowds by his language, style, and flamboyance.’
    • ‘Inevitably it dwelled on his flamboyance—the polished riding boots, whip, and pearl-handled revolvers—at the expense of the expertise and flair he brought to warfare.’
    • ‘His music has beauty and flamboyance, a luxuriousness in its sounds.’
    • ‘The musketeers romantically portrayed by Dumas in the 19th century reflected the flamboyance and panache expected of them and their kind.’
    • ‘He leavens the show's political urgency with big doses of humor as well as a theatrical flamboyance that undercuts the pathos and the politics.’
    • ‘He employed his distinct blend of charm, flamboyance, insubordination, and contemptuous manipulation on politicians, the media, and superior officers to get his way.’
    • ‘For all their nastiness, the characters have an unashamed flamboyance that is hard to resist.’
    • ‘His flamboyance earned him a lengthy profile in The New Yorker.’
    1. 1.1 The quality of being bright, colorful, and very noticeable.
      ‘the stunning tones give the show a lot of visual flamboyance’
      • ‘Despite their flamboyance, camellias are quite easy to grow.’
      • ‘What's more, it's ballet chosen for the rigor and intensity of the choreography, not the flamboyance of the spectacle.’
      • ‘Industrial design is, by convention, not a discipline given to flamboyance.’
      • ‘The set design ranges from colorful flamboyance to austere solemnity.’
      • ‘The formal gardens she commissioned exceeded her father's in flamboyance.’
      • ‘It is difficult to imagine, when we admire these austere white or red walls, the flamboyance of the treasures they protect.’
      • ‘The font was inspired by the Baroque style, which was noted for its symmetry and flamboyance.’
      • ‘Some of the early rhododendrons are currently in full flamenco flamboyance, but the rare blue ones are still to show their best colors.’
      • ‘Soft sounds of crashing waves and passing cars were piped into the room, creating a melancholy soundscape that contrasted with the exhibition's visual flamboyance.’
      • ‘Each is a period evocation, a study of a bygone performance style, full of peculiar details of very precise flamboyance.’