- 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 flamboyant
A flamboyant, multi-titled, multiply married royal to remember, the Duchess of Alba died Thursday at the age of 88.
Because when the biggest global demonstration is a broadcaster wearing a flamboyant article of clothing, more must be done.‘To Russia With Love’: Can Johnny Weir Save Russia’s Gays?|Kevin Fallon|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Air Asia is run by a flamboyant character called Tony Fernandez.
Whether Newark chooses the moderate and measured Jeffries or the fiery and flamboyant Baraka, there is cause for optimism.The Leak of a Mysterious Video Could Change the Outcome of Newark’s Mayor’s Race|Charles Upton Sahm|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The most flamboyant of America's weenies, the Sonoran hot dog, has a murky genealogy.El Guero Canelo Serves Tucson’s Most Mexcellent Hot Dog|Jane & Michael Stern|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hugo felt in him a certain aloofness, a detachment that checked his desire to throw himself into flamboyant conversation.Gladiator|Philip Wylie
Acting has been flamboyant, extravagant, and intensely emotional, something quite different from real life.The Merry-Go-Round|Carl Van Vechten
The cloisters are rich and flamboyant, but nevertheless more restrained than those of Salamanca.Cathedrals of Spain|John A. (John Allyne) Gade
Indeed, the French flamboyant only makes its appearance at the time when flowing tracery was being abandoned in England.
The apse is flamboyant, as are also the windows of the south transept.The Cathedrals of Northern France|Francis Miltoun
British Dictionary definitions for flamboyant
Word Origin for flamboyant
Word Origin and History for flamboyant
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.