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floritura

USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 1).
floritura(
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too
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rah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (attractive, often unnecessary, feature or decoration)
a. flourish
Si quieres aprobar el examen oral, procura expresarte de manera sencilla, sin florituras.If you want to pass your oral, try to express yourself in a simple manner, without any flourishes.
b. frill
Me gusta la cocina sencilla, sin florituras.I like simple cooking, with no frills.
c. embellishment
Las florituras escultóricas de los capiteles y los arcos de la portada de la catedral son sencillamente deslumbrantes.The sculptural embellishments on the capitals and arches of the cathedral's facade are simply stunning.
d. fancy move (in sports)
La mayoría de los futbolistas brasileños saben hacer toda clase de florituras con el balón.Most Brazilian soccer players can do all kinds of fancy moves with the ball.
2.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(music)
a. grace note
La soprano salpicó su interpretación de florituras.The soprano peppered her performance with grace notes.
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floritura
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. flourish
floritura
flourish
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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