A showy gesture.
Roget 847: ornament, ornamentation, ornamental art; ornature†, ornateness; adornment, decoration, embellishment; architecture; jewelry etc. 847.1. [surface coatings for wood: list] garnish, ... show more
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.
Dutch: fanfare, trompetten
Roget 654: be in health etc. adj.. bloom, flourish. keep body and soul together, keep on one's legs; enjoy good health, enjoy a good state of health; have a clean bill of health. return to health; recover etc. ... show more
Roget 582: speak of; say, utter, pronounce, deliver, give utterance to; utter forth, pour forth; breathe, let fall, come out with; rap out, blurt out have on one's lips; have at the end of one's tongue, ... show more
Dutch: bloeien, floreren
Make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance.
Roget 734: prosper, thrive, flourish; be prosperous etc. adj.; drive a roaring trade, do a booming business; go on well, go on smoothly, go on swimmingly; sail before the wind, swim with the tide; run smooth, ... show more
Dutch: floreren, zwaaien, opbloeien, wuiven, gedijen, prospereren, tieren, welvaren
Move or swing back and forth.
Dutch: wapperen, zwenken, zwaaien
Moby thesaurus: acciaccatura, adjunct, adorn, adornment, advertise, affect, air, amplify, appoggiatura, arabesque, arrangement, arrive, asiaticism, augment, batten, be energetic, be somebody, be something, be vigorous, bear fruit ... show more.
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