1. flourish, gesture, motion

usage: a showy gesture; "she entered with a great flourish"

2. flourish, embellishment

usage: an ornamental embellishment in writing

3. flourish, grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, grandiloquence, rhetoric

usage: a display of ornamental speech or language

4. flourish, brandish, wave, waving, wafture

usage: the act of waving

5. flourish, fanfare, tucket, tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase

usage: (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments; "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"


1. boom, thrive, flourish, expand, grow

usage: grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"

2. thrive, prosper, fly high, flourish, change state, turn

usage: 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, displace

usage: move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun"

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