English dictionary definition of:



  • (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments
  • the act of waving
  • a display of ornamental speech or language
  • a showy gesture
  • an ornamental embellishment in writing


  • grow vigorously
  • move or swing back and forth
  • make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance


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Spellzone course content

View spelling list Short /u/ spelled ou and learn about the word flourish in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 6. Short vowels e.g. e or ea? o or u? .

Scrabble score for flourish

Scrabble score = 14

Please note that scrabble only allows seven tiles to be placed at once.

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