Flourish vs Coronis - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between flourish and coronis
is that flourish
is a dramatic gesture such as the waving of a flag while coronis
is a device, curved stroke, or flourish formed with a pen, coming at the end of a book or chapter; a colophon.
As a verb flourish
is to thrive or grow well.
To thrive or grow well.
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To prosper or fare well.
To be in a period of greatest influence.
- Bad men as frequently prosper and flourish , and that by the means of their wickedness.
To develop; to make thrive; to expand.
* Francis Bacon
To make bold, sweeping movements with.
- Bottoms of thread which with a good needle, perhaps may be flourished into large works.
To make bold and sweeping, fanciful, or wanton movements, by way of ornament, parade, bravado, etc.; to play with fantastic and irregular motion.
* Alexander Pope
To use florid language; to indulge in rhetorical figures and lofty expressions.
* J. Watts
- Impetuous spread the stream, and smoking flourished o'er his head.
To make ornamental strokes with the pen; to write graceful, decorative figures.
To adorn with beautiful figures or rhetoric; to ornament with anything showy; to embellish.
- They dilate and flourish long on little incidents.
To execute an irregular or fanciful strain of music, by way of ornament or prelude.
(obsolete) To boast; to vaunt; to brag.
- Why do the emperor's trumpets flourish thus?
- (Alexander Pope)
* See also
A dramatic gesture such as the waving of a flag.
- With many flourishes of the captured banner, they marched down the avenue.
(music) A ceremonious passage such as a fanfare.
- His signature ended with a flourish .
(architecture) A decorative embellishment on a building.
- The trumpets blew a flourish as they entered the church.
A device, curved stroke, or flourish formed with a pen, coming at the end of a book or chapter; a colophon.
(figuratively, obsolete, rare)
A thing’s conclusion; its end.
* 1592–1670 : , Scrinia reserata: a Memorial offer’d to the great Deservings of John Williams, D.D., Archbishop of York , volume 2, page 38
- The coronis of this matter is thus?;?some bad ones in this family were punish’d strictly, all rebuk’d, not all amended.
A spiritus lenis'' written atop a non–word-initial vowel retained from the second word which formed a contraction resulting from ''crasis ; see .
* Generally, the Ancient Greek spiritûs'' are only written atop initial letters ''rho'', initial vowels, and the second vowels of word-initial diphthongs. The coronis is one of only two exceptions to this rule; the other is the case of the double-''rho , which is written as .