showy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “showy” in the English Dictionary

"showy" in British English

See all translations

showyadjective

uk   /ˈʃəʊ.i/  us   /ˈʃoʊ-/ disapproving
attracting a lot of ​attention by being very ​colourful or ​bright, but without any ​realbeauty: a showy ​production of a ​play Her ​dress was too showy for such a ​formaloccasion.
showily
adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.li/
showiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of showy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"showy" in American English

See all translations

showyadjective

 us   /ˈʃoʊ·i/
attractingattention, sometimes by being ​extreme in ​color, ​design, or ​materials: We ​saw several showy ​insects that have ​coloredpatterns on ​theirwings.
(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…
What is the pronunciation of showy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
faith school

a school that is financially supported by a particular religious group, usually for children from that religion

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More