Wednesday, March 09, 2011
fanfaronade noun [fan-fair-uh-NAYD; -NOD] Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; ostentatious display.
Definitions for fanfaronade
- Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; ostentatious display.
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Citations for fanfaronade
George Manahan made his debut this week as music director of New York City Opera, and it is difficult to imagine someone laying claim to a major podium with less of a fanfaronade.
But like a demure singer in a long gown who is surrounded by chorus girls in sequined miniskirts, the statue may seem slightly lost amid the fanfaronade.