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flor·id / ˈflôrid; ˈflär-/ • adj. 1. having a red or flushed complexion: a stout man with a florid face. 2. elaborately or excessively intricate or complicated: florid operatic-style music was out. ∎  (of language) using unusual words or complicated rhetorical constructions: the florid prose of the nineteenth century. 3. Med. (of a disease or its manifestations) occurring in a fully developed form: florid symptoms of psychiatric disorder. DERIVATIVES: flo·rid·i·ty / fləˈridətē/ n. flor·id·ly adv. flor·id·ness n.

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florid

florid †flourishing, blooming; (of style) flowery; ruddy. XVII. — F. †floride or L. flōridus, f. flōs, flōr-; see FLOURISH, -ID1.

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florid

florid. Descriptive term for melody embellished by ornaments and trills, either improvised or comp.

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