(n.) An ornament; a piece of worthless finery; a trinket.
(n.) To sport or keep festival.
(v. t.) To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colors; to paint.
(1) Two new feather mite species of Aralichus Gaud (Pterolichoidea, Pterolichidae) are described from the white-capped parrot Pionus senilis (Spix): Aralichus elongatus and Aralichus menchacai.
(a.) Making a show; attracting attention; presenting a marked appearance; ostentatious; gay; gaudy.
(1) Why on earth launch a showy new pound coin with so much fanfare, when the real news is supposed to be the UK's superb growth projections, absurdly generous new subsidies for childcare and a thoroughly welcome rise in the income tax threshold, courtesy of Nick Clegg?
(2) It is simply a question of following the steps carefully to produce a brilliantly showy pudding.
(3) Shilton springs a long way to his left to catch the ball – a slightly showy save but still a good one.
(4) Born in 1973 in Honiton, Devon, the future champion was "never showy, but quietly confident," according to her mother, Linda Davis.
(5) The result is a mash-up of 9 To 5, Strangers On A Train and The Hangover, and as usual, Bateman's dry wit is an oasis of calm in a movie full of showy comic turns from Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and others.
(6) Similar anticipation by Baines prevented Fellaini scoring a second after a pirouette with the ball in the Everton area, then when Rashford played Valencia in on the overlap with a showy disguised pass, the United player had to delay his cross because not a single red shirt was waiting in the box.
(7) The same instinct for the simple, the dramatic and the showy governs his approach to recasting school exams, of which his announcement last week on A-levels was the latest example.
(8) "He's very calm and reassuring and he's not showy," said a senior television news executive.
(9) "It's not because I'm being showy or precious," she said.
(10) There will be some showy changes to domestic law, which other EU members will disapprove of, but can tolerate.
(11) I’ll be honest – the whole thing has always just seemed a bit sparkly and showy to me.
(12) By her own admission this week May is not a “showy politician” who courts the media, gossips about colleagues over lunch or spends time in the watering holes of Westminster.
(13) The FA has been buying land next to schools and building pitches: enclosed timber-built, artificial-turfed pitches, paid for by money that might otherwise have ended up in some familiar dead end: unnecessarily showy mega-stadiums, executive salaries, another Bugatti in the garage.
(14) This might tell us more about the company Amis keeps than the views of the general population; especially if you tire of these showy contributions from someone who spends most of his time somewhere else.
(15) In a recent Guardian review, they were deemed "big bold showy headphones ... with lacklustre sound" while What Hi-Fi said they were a "one-trick trendy pony" with sound that lacked detail or articulation.
(16) Consumers are polarised between bargain prices for basic clothes and trading up for more showy clothes – this may change, and Primark’s foray into markets like the USA adds an element of future risk.” At Primark’s owner, ABF, profits before tax halved to £213m.
(17) Meticulously presented, though contrasts of textures and flavours sometimes go too far down the showy molecular route.
(18) It is not a showy cry, designed to elicit sympathy.
(19) It really breathes as it hobbles along, and yet it's never showy nor overly optimistic.
(20) Anthony Lane, writing in the New Yorker, laid his cards on the table: 'If you don't get this cut, if you think it's cheesy or showy or over the top, and if something inside you doesn't flare up and burn at the spectacle that Lean has conjured, then you might as well give up the movies.'