Showy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈʃəʊɪ|  American pronunciation of the word showy
Brit.  |ˈʃəʊɪ|  British pronunciation of the word showy


- marked by ostentation but often tasteless (syn: flamboyant, splashy)
a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet
- displaying brilliance and virtuosity
- (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display (syn: flashy, gaudy, jazzy, sporty)
- superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense (syn: glossy)

Extra examples

Perhaps you should wear something a little less showy.

...orchid plants are known for their huge showy flowers...

...a huge, showy house that screams, “We're stinking rich!”...

Word forms

comparative: showier
superlative: showiest
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