- (of a person, animal, or other living organism) grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment；develop rapidly and successfully
- a bold or extravagant gesture or action, made especially to attract the attention of others；an elaborate rhetorical or literary expression.
verb: flourish, 3rd person present: flourishes, gerund or present participle: flourishing, past tense: flourished, past participle: flourished
noun: flourish, plural noun: flourishes
- 1. (of a person, animal, or other living organism) grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment wild plants flourish on the banks of the lake 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ develop rapidly and successfully the organization has continued to flourish 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (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 同義詞 反義詞
- 2. (of a person) wave (something) around to attract the attention of others “Happy New Year!” he yelled, flourishing a bottle of whiskey 同義詞
- 1. a bold or extravagant gesture or action, made especially to attract the attention of others with a flourish, she ushered them inside
- ▪ an elaborate rhetorical or literary expression.
- ▪ an ornamental flowing curve in handwriting or scrollwork spiky gothic letters with an emphatic flourish beneath them
- 2. an instance of suddenly performing or developing in an impressively successful way the Bulldogs produced a late second-half flourish
- 3. a fanfare played by brass instruments a flourish of trumpets
- ▪ an ornate musical passage.
- ▪ an improvised addition played especially at the beginning or end of a composition.