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flourish
American English: /ˈflərɪʃ/
British English: /ˈflʌrɪʃ/

Translation of flourish in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • (arts/trade)
    florecer
    (business)
    prosperar
    (plant)
    darse or crecer bien
    the children are flourishing
    los niños están creciendo sanos y saludables
    Example sentences
    • In the summer months it smelled of warm spices and sweet lavender from the growing gardens where the plants flourished and blossomed.
    • What kind of first year it experiences in a new territory can make the difference between an invading species of mushroom flourishing or failing.
    • Years later people still say to the daughter that the plant is flourishing.
    Example sentences
    • Buddhism itself, however, continues to flourish, having successfully responded to the challenge of colonialism and adapted to modern democracy.
    • For basketball to flourish yet more successfully in England it had to develop a solid infrastructure, said Nelson.
    • It was a time of rapid economic growth for the new country and the university flourished and rapidly expanded.

transitive verb

  • (stick/letter)
    blandir
    agitar
    Example sentences
    • The opening story, Celia, is a cheerless piece about a woman who will go to bed with anyone who flourishes a bottle.
    • At the same time he opened them to a procession of shonks, one of whom went around the world flourishing a letter signed by Cairns authorising him to raise funds for the Australian government.
    • Now the water was up to his chest and his right arm flourished the vodka bottle over his head.

noun

  • 1.1 (showy gesture) with a flourish
    haciendo un floreo or una floritura
    with an elegant flourish
    con un gesto or ademán elegante
    1.2 (embellishment)
    (in signature)
    rúbrica (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Unnecessary curves, strokes, flourishes, dots and lines can prove to be counter-productive, he says.
    • Papa's script was so beautiful it was almost illegible and now, when I see something he wrote, those flowing tails and flourishes make my throat close.
    • My handwriting was so much more simple than her flourishes and sweeps and big spacing.
    1.3 (Music) (fanfare)
    Example sentences
    • The Basque Gabriel's Message (again in an arrangement by Harvey) is properly festive with flourishes in the trumpets to accompany the Annunciation.
    • By contrast, St Cecilia sweeps in on joyous flourishes from trumpets and drums, with rushing strings as buoyant as those that welcome Handel's Queen of Sheba.
    • ‘Eskimo Lament’ comes first, drenched in sombre piano and plucked guitar, before the arrival of gorgeous harmonies and trumpet flourishes.
    Example sentences
    • As sudden musical flourishes precede and follow more tentative, delicate passages, so hope and anxiety seem to dance across the song's brightly colored sonic eggshell floor.
    • They turn out a flamboyant blend of jazz, folk, funk and classical guitar, with flourishes of Latin acoustic guitar of a most impressive standard.
    • The subtle string flourishes and guitar parts in the background are what really make the song, though, as Rouse's voice is merely serviceable in the understated verses.
    Example sentences
    • For the songwriter looking to add more than a few twists to his compositions, or the arranger looking to add jazz flourishes to otherwise straightforward pop tunes, this certainly could be a fun book to consider.
    • For a single string instrument to take centre stage, as opposed to a mere flourish or adornment of a greater composition, it needs depth and commanding presence to fill the space.
    • With a flourish and dramatic double-punch at the keys the music has taken over the room and his finale is performed in awed silence as a few people sip at their drinks, eyes affixed to the young man's back.
    Example sentences
    • With a flourish and a gesture that was almost comical in its theatrics, she ignored my queen and advanced a totally unconnected pawn.
    • With a flourish he stood, gesturing for me to stand as well.
    • Now, pigeons sit on his shoulders, and passing poets salute him with a flourish of the walking stick.

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