- 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
Examples from the Web for flamboyance
What their characters lack in flamboyance the writers make up for in the raw power of their stories.
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.
What it did do, however, was remind everyone what fashion was before it became thick with theatricality and flamboyance.
There was none of this flamboyance about the Widow Boursier.She Stands Accused|Victor MacClure
He allowed Master Sean a certain amount of flamboyance; good sorcerers were hard to come by.The Eyes Have It|Gordon Randall Garrett
The beauty of others was vulgarized by the flamboyance of some irrelevant detail, such as hair.The Divine Fire|May Sinclair
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
British Dictionary definitions for flamboyance
Word Origin for flamboyant
Word Origin and History for flamboyance (1 of 2)
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.