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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [flair-ing]
    • /ˈflɛər ɪŋ/
    • /fleər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flair-ing]
    • /ˈflɛər ɪŋ/

Definitions of flaring word

  • adjective flaring blazing; flaming. 1
  • adjective flaring glaringly bright or showy. 1
  • adjective flaring spreading gradually outward in form: a flaring skirt. 1
  • verb without object flaring to burn with an unsteady, swaying flame, as a torch or candle in the wind. 1
  • verb without object flaring to blaze with a sudden burst of flame (often followed by up): The fire flared up as the paper caught. 1
  • verb without object flaring to start up or burst out in sudden, fierce intensity or activity (often followed by up): His stomach problems have flared up. 1

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Origin of flaring

First appearance:

before 1585
One of the 35% oldest English words
First recorded in 1585-95; flare + -ing2

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Flaring


flaring popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

flaring usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for flaring

adjective flaring

  • broadening — The act of becoming broader.
  • splaying — to spread out, expand, or extend.

Antonyms for flaring

adjective flaring

  • tapering — to become smaller or thinner toward one end.

Top questions with flaring

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