Noun(1) a showy gesture(2) an ornamental embellishment in writing(3) a display of ornamental speech or language(4) the act of waving(5) (music
Verb(1) grow vigorously(2) make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance(3) move or swing back and forth
(1) After Smith's dismissal, Bravo ended the innings with a flourish , striking a pulverizing straight drive for four and lofting a six for the winning runs.(2) Finishing each set-piece with a flourish , he gives a delighted how-about-that-then, a did-you-see-that flick of the wrist.(3) Increasingly, it seems that an international show also requires a rhetorical flourish or a promise to explode the conventional biennial formula.(4) Colm Henry hit the post for Cloonacool on 25 minutes but Enniscrone-Kilglass finished the half with a flourish and two points from Gordon.(5) the organization has continued to flourish(6) Now, pigeons sit on his shoulders, and passing poets salute him with a flourish of the walking stick.(7) Okay, so they seem to only have a knack for the final flourish ; and it would be nice if they actually won a series for a change, but I'll take whatever they can muster at this point.(8) Our rhetorical flourish prompted dissent from some of our readers.(9) A small note below told the address of the family's home, and was signed with a loopy quasi-calligraphic flourish ; Save a spot for me Robyn.(10) The phrase ├ö├ç├┐ought only to be├ö├ç├û is merely a rhetorical flourish , since the choice of ends has been put outside the sphere of reason.(11) Lehmann, also in his final game, signed off with a flourish , his 69 runs making him Yorkshire's highest scoring batsman in league knockout cricket.(12) wild plants flourish on the banks of the lake(13) Mayo finished with a flourish once more, hitting three points in the final five minutes, but it merely gave some respectability to the final scoreline in what was another heavy defeat.(14) Indigenous people are proud of the fact they survived the colonial era and they are determined to flourish , continue their traditions and assert their rights.(15) I slowly amassed quite an impressive portfolio of rejection letters, each impeccably typed on embossed letterheads and signed with a flourish .(16) But chastened Ayr came back with a flourish with a brilliant mismove try conceived on the training ground scored in front of the posts by Stephen Manning from a Lavelle pass.