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Flourish Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments; "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"
  • the act of waving
  • a display of ornamental speech or language
  • a showy gesture; "she entered with a great flourish"
  • an ornamental embellishment in writing
  • grow stronger; "The economy was booming"
  • move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun"
  • gain in wealth

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a showy gesture; "she entered with a great flourish" ,
  • an ornamental embellishment in writing ,
  • a display of ornamental speech or language ,
  • the act of waving ,
  • (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments; "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Flourish'


  • Flourish: The term flourish may refer to: Card flourish, a stage magic term for a visual display of skill. Flourish (fanfare), ceremonial music played on a bugle
  • Flourish, Mighty Land (Prokofiev): Flourish, Mighty Land, Op. 114, (variably called Flourish, Mighty Homeland or Prosper, Mighty Country) is a cantata written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1947
  • Flourish (film): Flourish is a 2006 film written, produced and directed by Kevin Palys and starring Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer, Leighton Meester, and Ian Brennan
  • Ruffles and flourishes: Ruffles and flourishes in the United States of America are preceding fanfare for honors music (ceremonial music for distinguished people). Ruffles are
  • B with flourish: B with flourish (Ꞗ, ꞗ) is the modern name for the third letter of the Middle Vietnamese alphabet, sorted between B and C. The B with flourish has a rounded
  • Card flourish: Card flourishes are visual displays of skill performed with playing cards, designed to show the skill or manual dexterity of a 'flourisher'. Card flourishes

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* A dream can be nurtured over years and years and then flourish rapidly. . . . Be patient. It will happen for you. Sooner or later, life will get weary of beating on you and holding the door shut on you, and then it will let you in and throw you a real party - Les Brown

* Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible--the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nuturing family. - Virginia Satir


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