How to use Florid in a sentence
He had much taste and love for music, and considerable gifts as an orator of a florid type.
Of the eleven churches, the most interesting is the cathedral of St Stephen, a florid, rococo edifice.
Her own account of her escape is, as usual, so florid that it provokes the question whether she was really in any danger.
It is full of youthful enthusiasm and is written in florid language.
In mastery of prose language he has never been surpassed, when he chose to curb his florid imagination and his discursive eagerness of soul.Advertisement
The typical objects from South Russia were jewellery, pottery, terra-cottas, and glass, mostly of florid Greek style.
He had previously affected the florid, or Asiatic, style of oratory then current in Rome.
As an orator he was the leader of the opponents of the florid Asiatic school, who took the simplest Attic orators as their model and attacked even Cicero as wordy and artificial.
A florid Jesuitical style of oratory became very popular in the time of Sigismund III., not without rhetorical power, but frequently becoming tawdry.
They show an elongation of forms and an excess of decoration in which the florid qualities predominate.Advertisement
It is rich, ornate, yet hardly florid, distinguished by splendid effects of light and shade, obtained by a far bolder use of projections than had hitherto been found in the somewhat fiat design of Venetian façades.
The sentimentality of her sentiment and the florid magniloquence of her style equally disgust the reader.
The town-hall, a large florid building of Classic order, stands on an eminence, and its clock tower forms a landmark; it contains the spacious Centennial Hall (commemorating the first Australian colonization here in 1787), and has one of the finest organs in the world.
In point of style it is greatly inferior to the Histories - florid, pompous and affected, and at the same time tedious.
His literary style was somewhat florid.Advertisement
The matter is well arranged, the style (modelled on that of Xenophon) simple, and on the whole free from the usual florid bombast of the Byzantine writers.
One is fair-haired, florid and blue-eyed; the other, more frequent among the Carpathians, is dark, resembling the southern Italians.
The initials HEE are crisply engraved in a very florid style.
The left hand supports the often florid right hand part.
It's a much more delicate and florid piece than the loopy Mr. Vengeance or the rampaging monster of a movie that was Oldboy.Advertisement
It is rich, ornate, yet hardly florid, distinguished by splendid effects of light and shade, obtained by a far bolder use of projections than had hitherto been found in the somewhat fiat design of Venetian faÃ§ades.
It is unduly florid and redundant in style, but it supplies us with the fullest account of the emperor's antecedents, and of his policy during the first two years and a half of his rule.
Constance is one of those strapping florid girls that go so well with autumn scenery or Christmas decorations in church.
Then 18th-century musicians bemoaned the florid and vapid new style of Italian virtuosity which was destroying the true art on which they grew up.
Isabella Fiore is renowned for her ornate and florid artistry.Advertisement
Its churches, of which the largest is San Giovanni Battista, are florid in decoration, as are the law-court, the theatre and the hotel-de-ville.
He was the possessor of a clear and graceful, if somewhat florid, style, which showed to special advantage in his numerous obituary notices or encomiums (collected and published in three volumes Zur Erinnerung an vorangegangene Freunde, 1888).
The robust, florid and distinctly Roman rendering of the classic, which followed the refined and attenuated treatment associated with the architecture of the brothers Adam, who died in 1792 and 1794, is the last development in England which can be regarded as a national style.
Custis says that his complexion was "fair, but considerably florid."
They range from the rough and noble pathos of Egil, the mystic obscurity of Kormak, the pride and grief of Hallfred, and the marvellous fluency of Sighvat, to the florid intricacy of Einar and Markus.Advertisement
Langlois, "is learned, unctuous, ornate, florid, a mysticism which never indulges in dangerous temerities; it is the orthodox mysticism of a subtle and prudent rhetorician."
Another early influence was the verse anthem of the English baroque, in which florid solos alternated with slightly more sedate choruses.
In it is the masterpiece of the sculptor, Adam Krafft, consisting of a ciborium, or receptacle for the host, in the form of a florid Gothic spire 65 ft.
A third and still loftier tower, the upper part of which, in the florid Gothic style, is modern, surmounts the crossing.