flashy

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flash +‎ -y

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flashy (comparative flashier, superlative flashiest)

  1. Showy; visually impressive, attention-getting, or appealing.
    The dancers wore flashy costumes featuring shiny sequins in many vibrant colors.
  2. (dated, poetic) Flashing; producing flashes.
    a flashy light
    • 1826, ‎Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Works of Vergil: Translated into English Prose
      [] the accustomed warmth pierced his marrow, and ran thrilling through his shaken bones; just as when at times, with forked thunder burst, a chinky stream of fire in flashy lightning shoots athwart the skies.

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