Flourish vs Coronis - What's the difference?

flourish | coronis |

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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  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage='Twas early June, the new grass was flourishing everywheres, the posies in the yard—peonies and such—in full bloom, the sun was shining, and the water of the bay was blue, with light green streaks where the shoal showed.}}
  • To prosper or fare well.
  • * Nelson
  • Bad men as frequently prosper and flourish , and that by the means of their wickedness.
  • * '>citation
  • To be in a period of greatest influence.
  • To develop; to make thrive; to expand.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Bottoms of thread which with a good needle, perhaps may be flourished into large works.
  • To make bold, sweeping movements with.
  • 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
  • Impetuous spread the stream, and smoking flourished o'er his head.
  • To use florid language; to indulge in rhetorical figures and lofty expressions.
  • * J. Watts
  • They dilate and flourish long on little incidents.
  • 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.
  • (Fenton)
  • To execute an irregular or fanciful strain of music, by way of ornament or prelude.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Why do the emperor's trumpets flourish thus?
  • (obsolete) To boast; to vaunt; to brag.
  • (Alexander Pope)


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  • A dramatic gesture such as the waving of a flag.
  • With many flourishes of the captured banner, they marched down the avenue.
  • An ornamentation.
  • His signature ended with a flourish .
  • (music) A ceremonious passage such as a fanfare.
  • The trumpets blew a flourish as they entered the church.
  • (architecture) A decorative embellishment on a building.
  • coronis



  • 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 .
  • Usage notes

    * 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 .

    See also

    * colophon * vignette



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