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florid

Pronunciation: /ˈflɔːrəd; ˈflɒrɪd/

Translation of florid in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (red) [complexion/cheeks] rubicundo
    Example sentences
    • He was a great big fellow with a florid complexion and blue eyes, and was utterly devoid of fear, nothing that came in his direction being too hot for him to handle.
    • His features and florid complexion are all too familiar to readers of The Sunday Times, where he provides the savoury delights in the restaurant pages of Style magazine.
    • Think of high blood pressure - or hypertension as doctors call it - and you probably think headaches, dizzy spells and a florid complexion.
    1.2 (ornate) [decoration/style] recargado; [language] florido
    Example sentences
    • In an age when the life of the spirit is besieged by the excesses of a florid globalism, claimants to sole proprietorship of truth have never been more numerous.
    • It is sad to hear the veteran struggling with Rossini's florid music as the titular Turk, and both buffo baritones are, frankly, provincial.
    • Her gestures, however, can seem too mannered, even by the florid standards of Baroque song recitals.
    Example sentences
    • Expressing ourselves in quite such florid language about what we are is why fingers are pointed at us.
    • That was probably a reaction to the florid language Rothwell used - and an initial response to the content.
    • Some judges and magistrates tend to clothe their remarks in florid language which is likely to appeal to reporters.

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