- having the form of an ogee, as a bar of tracery.
- noting or pertaining to French Gothic architecture of the late 15th and early and middle 16th centuries, characterized by the use of flamboyant tracery, intricacy of detailing, virtuosity of workmanship, attenuation of parts, and frequent complication of interior space.
Origin of flamboyant
OTHER WORDS FROM flamboyantflam·boy·ance, flam·boy·an·cy, nounflam·boy·ant·ly, adverbun·flam·boy·ant, adjectiveun·flam·boy·ant·ly, adverb
How to use flamboyant in a sentence
The fashion industry was boiling over with characters and flamboyant egos.Samira Nasr, a fashion first at Harper’s Bazaar: ‘I just want to bring more people with me to the party’|Robin Givhan|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
Where Freireich was brusque and flamboyant, impulsive to a fault, and passionate about every detail, Frei was cool, composed, and cautious, a poised negotiator.Emil Freireich, a pioneer of chemotherapy and a ‘towering figure in oncology,’ dies at 93|Emily Langer|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
What their characters lack in flamboyance the writers make up for in the raw power of their stories.Book Bag: Gritty Stories From the Real Montana|Carrie La Seur|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When he is at his best, Owens cuts sensual garments that do not rely on flamboyance or exhibitionism to evoke sex appeal.Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week: Are Designers Bashing Women?|Robin Givhan|March 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Julien had trouble competing in the flamboyance category with his occasional air show mate, Bessie Coleman.Red Tails Overlooks the Story of America’s First Black Pilots|Marc Wortman|January 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He learned to live with and love her for her flamboyance, and her human frailties.A Fabulous First Lady|Eleanor Clift|July 9, 2011|DAILY BEAST
What it did do, however, was remind everyone what fashion was before it became thick with theatricality and flamboyance.Galliano Erased at Christian Dior|Robin Givhan|March 7, 2011|DAILY BEAST
He allowed Master Sean a certain amount of flamboyance; good sorcerers were hard to come by.The Eyes Have It|Gordon Randall Garrett
There was none of this flamboyance about the Widow Boursier.She Stands Accused|Victor MacClure
Then might the bright flamboyance which he gave to Society have made his reign more beautiful than any other—a real renaissance.The Works of Max Beerbohm|Max Beerbohm
He gave in his bright flamboyance a passing renascence to Society.
They have a passion for commonplace, and in moments of emotion they fly with unerring instinct into the flamboyance of melodrama.'The Explorer|W. Somerset Maugham