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noun 
  1. A dramatic gesture such as the waving of a flag.
    • With many flourishes of the captured banner, they marched down the avenue.
      1. An ornamentation.
    • His signature ended with a .
      1. (music) A ceremonious passage such as a fanfare.
    • The trumpets blew a as they entered the church.
verb (flourish, es)
  1. (intransitive) To thrive or grow well.
    • The barley flourished in the warm weather.
      1. (intransitive) To prosper or fare well.
    • The town flourished with the coming of the railway.
      1. (intransitive) To be in a period of greatest influence.
    • His writing flourished before the war.
      1. (transitive) To make bold, sweeping movements.
    • They flourished the banner as they stormed the palace.

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