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showyadjective

uk   /ˈʃəʊ.i/ us   /ˈʃoʊ.i/ disapproving
showily
adverb uk   /ˈʃəʊ.əl.i/ us   /ˈʃoʊ.əl.i/
showiness
noun [U] uk   /ˈʃəʊ.i.nəs/ us   /ˈʃoʊ.i.nəs/
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showyadjective

us   /ˈʃoʊ·i/
attracting attention, sometimes by being extreme in color, design, or materials: We saw several showy insects that have colored patterns on their wings.
(Definition of showy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “showy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 花哨的, 招摇的, 过分华丽的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 花俏的, 招搖的, 過分華麗的…
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