"flourishes" in the noun sense
a showy gesture
"she entered with a great flourish"
an ornamental embellishment in writing
a display of ornamental speech or language
4. flourish, brandish
the act of waving
5. flourish, fanfare, tucket
music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments
"he entered to a flourish of trumpets"
"her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"
"flourishes" in the verb sense
1. boom, thrive, flourish, expand
"The deer population in this town is thriving"
"business is booming"
2. thrive, prosper, fly high, flourish
make steady progress be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
"The new student is thriving"
3. brandish, flourish, wave
move or swing back and forth
"She waved her gun"
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