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Verb
/ˈfləriSH/,
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flourishes, 3rd person singular present; flourished, past tense; flourished, past participle; flourishing, present participle;
  1. (of a person, animal, or other living organism) Grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, esp. as the result of a particularly favorable environment
    • - wild plants flourish on the banks of the lake
  2. Develop rapidly and successfully
    • - the organization has continued to flourish
  3. (of a person) Be working or at the height of one's career during a specified period
    • - the caricaturist and wit who flourished in the early years of this century
  4. (of a person) Wave (something) around to attract the attention of others
    • - “Happy New Year!” he yelled, flourishing a bottle of whiskey
Noun
  1. A bold or extravagant gesture or action, made esp. to attract the attention of others
    • - with a flourish, she ushered them inside
  2. An instance of suddenly performing or developing in an impressively successful way
    • - the Bulldogs produced a late second-half flourish
  3. An elaborate rhetorical or literary expression

  4. An ornamental flowing curve in handwriting or scrollwork
    • - spiky gothic letters with an emphatic flourish beneath them
  5. A fanfare played by brass instruments
    • - a flourish of trumpets
  6. An ornate musical passage

  7. An improvised addition played esp. at the beginning or end of a composition


  1. a showy gesture; "she entered with a great flourish"
  2. boom: grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"
  3. an ornamental embellishment in writing
  4. thrive: make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance; "The new student is thriving"
  5. a display of ornamental speech or language
  6. brandish: move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun"
  7. Ruffles and flourishes are preceding fanfare for ceremonial music for distinguished people.
  8. Flourish (2008) is a film written, produced and directed by Kevin Palys and starring Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer, Leighton Meester and Ian Brennan (writer).
  9. A flourish is a juggling club trick in which the performer spins the club around his fingers. The club actually makes two revolutions around its center of gravity, once on the medial side of the juggler's hand and once on the lateral side.
  10. (Flourished) Floruit (often abbreviated fl. or flor. and sometimes italicized when used in other languages) is a Latin verb meaning 'flourished', which denotes the period of time during which a person, school, movement or species was active. ...
  11. Card flourishes' are the magic jargon term for visual displays of skill performed with playing cards designed to show the skill or manual dexterity of a magician. Card flourishes are more akin to juggling than magic, as they are generally visually fascinating to watch and appear difficult to do.
  12. A dramatic gesture such as the waving of a flag; An ornamentation; A ceremonious passage such as a fanfare; An unnecessary, decorative embellishment, on a building; To thrive or grow well; To prosper or fare well; To be in a period of greatest influence; To make bold, sweeping movements with
  13. (Flourished) (fl.): indicates dates or specific time periods within which an artist did their most important work, particularly when exact birth and death dates are unknown.
  14. (Flourishes) Decorative accents on the invitation.
  15. (FLOURISHING) In medieval codices, this refers to "Ornamentation in pen-work, often red on a blue initial (but sometimes in lavender and occasionally in green), by means of sweeping lines and loops descending from patterns, often 'saw-tooth' at this period [1300 CE through 1499 CE], adjoining ...
  16. A trick performed with a single juggling club, devilstick or handstick, spinning or twirling the prop one or more times in the hand.
  17. A display of skill with cards such as a one handed cut, fan, or ribbon spread.
  18. an ornamental stroke, also called a swash.
  19. A swirling, often freehand, embellishment to the basic letterform. Flourishes typically branch off of ascenders and descenders.
  20. A decorative pen storke pulled out of a letter to serve primarily as an ornament. (From the Latin, meaning “to flower.”)
  21. A showy move which displays handling skills.
  22. a dramatic waving motion; a showy way of doing something
  23. To take a flourish; to enjoy a woman in a hasty manner, to take a flyer.
  24. A decorative musical figuration similar to an Ornament, although often more intricate. Also another term for 'Fanfare'
  25. Doing something fancy to extend the length of a trick because you are being paid by the hour.