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flam·boy·ant  audio  (flm-boint) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Highly elaborate; ornate.
  2. Richly colored; resplendent.
  3. Architecture Of, relating to, or having wavy lines and flamelike forms characteristic of 15th- and 16th-century French Gothic architecture.
  4. Given to ostentatious or audacious display. See Synonyms at showy.
NOUN:
See royal poinciana.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, from Old French, present participle of flamboyer, to blaze, from flambe, flame ; see flame

OTHER FORMS:
flam·boyance or flam·boyan·cy(Noun), flam·boyant·ly(Adverb)


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