Synonyms for flourish:
counterpoint, part, make out, sign, repeat, signature, sample, excerpt, gesture, come up, vocal, middle eight, reprise, bubble under, come back, descant, voluntary, overture, gesticulate, phrase, riff, prelude, harmony, feel up to, blossom, accompaniment, arpeggio, vault, get on, leitmotif, win out, loop, grow, body language, pull through, cadence, theme, rest, flower, breakbeat, thrive on.
rocket, signal, peak.
Other synonyms and related words:
prelude, curl, go, shake, beckon, blow up, flesh out, prevail, achieve, Fligh High, grow, action, rest, excerpt, boom out, make out, din, arpeggio, fanfare, gesticulate, theme, dilate, vaunt, magnificence, blast, wave, leitmotif, suite, brandish, breakbeat, wigwag, blossom, boast, elaborate, sign, roll, lick, crescendo, vault, expatiate, storm, revive, descant, overture, cadence, coda, win out, signature, get on, rise, get along, amplify, mime, movement, flower, pageant, score, flap, counterpoint, expand, get ahead, pompousness, accompaniment, nail, expound, boasting, lead, boom, enlarge, Tucket, signal, shine, gesture, bloom, exposit, rule, smash, lucubrate, burgeon, extend, peak, fly high, thunder, wield, inflate, illumination, motif, undulate, line, flash, phrase, riff, arrive.
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Sense 6 (noun)
feel up to.
curlicue, decoration (noun)
dramatics, splendor, pomposity, rakishness, pomp and circumstance, swaggar, snazziness, pomp, shamelessness, flashiness, affectedness, bravado, pageantry, vanity, histrionics, opulence, Bravura, splashiness, jauntiness, ostentation, exhibitionism, boastfulness, sensationalism, garishness, Flagrancy, formality, showmanship, showiness, blatancy, parade, dash, grandiloquence, fuss, grandiosity, flamboyance, ornateness.
grow, prosper (verb)
wave about (verb)
Usage examples for flourish:
- Certainly there are bad men who flourish, and good who wither away; but the political system which should prevent the possibility of this has not yet been invented- and never will be. - "Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day", Alfred Farthing Robbins.
- The door opened with a flourish. - "Charles Rex", Ethel M. Dell.
- " And I beg mademoiselle's pardon," he replied with a bow and a flourish. - "The Motor Maid", Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson.