flare

Part of speech: verb

To burn fiercely and fitfully.

Part of speech: verb

To display ostentatiously; make a show.

Part of speech: verb

To spread outward like the sides of a funnel.

Part of speech: noun

A bright but unsteady light; show; ostentation.

Part of speech: noun

A spreading outward, as of the sides of a funnel.

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Usage examples "flare":

  1. A flare of light appeared on the top of the drill. - "Anchorite", Randall Garrett.
  2. A light behind her threw a flare on the urchin's quivering face. - "Maggie: A Girl of the Streets", Stephen Crane.
  3. Dusk had about given place to night, although in the west a broad flare of golden sky showed bright behind dark mountains. - "The Rustlers of Pecos County", Zane Grey.