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  • adj. Resembling a flame or its colour.


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flame +‎ -like


  • The church is a classic example of the flamboyant, or "flamelike," overdone final stage of Gothic. - News

  • Gernot Vogel Kopstein 's bronzeback snake (Dendrelaphis kopsteini) has bright orange, almost flamelike, neck coloration that gradually fuses into an iridescent blue, green and brown pattern.


  • Not everything here is tumescent: Théo van Rysselberghe's seascape "Big Clouds" (1893) is a bit of Seurat pointillism on the Danube, and in Klimt's "Forester House in Weissenbach on the Attersee" (1912), the open casements are painted with Van Gogh's flamelike passion.

    Modernism's Austrian Rebels

  • There's a fine, often surprising selection of large, angry, mature abstractions, with their jagged, flamelike shapes and troweled-on expanses of thick pigment, their labored surfaces seductive in the flood of light against warm concrete walls.

    Irascible Still

  • For one, the heat and humidity—so treacherous to the crackly pink sugar that is pulled, flamelike, around a raspberry, so threatening to those crisp corn pañuelos inspired by Katie—are at their highest.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • "Travel posters plastered the smoke-dark walls, like so many picture windows overlooking Swiss lakes and Japanese mountains and African velds, and thick, dusty bottle-candles, that seemed for centuries to have wept their colored waxes red over blue over green in a fine, three-dimensional lace, cast a circle of light round each table where the faces floated, flushed and flamelike themselves." page.

    Teaser Tuesday!

  • As Koloth tapped at a control panel on his desk, the lights came up, losing their flickering, flamelike quality.

    Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Shattered Light

  • The Children of Danu were the powers of life, the powers worshipped in the ecstatic dances among the woods and upon the mountains, and they had the flamelike changeability of life, and were the makers of all changes.

    Later Articles and Reviews

  • The flamelike dark cypresses, writhing olive trees, blaring oversize suns, convulsed mountains, and vortically churning stars of Van Gogh's visionary madness are not far off.

    Determined Spirit

  • Men in clumsy heatsuits pushed them together, and welded them together with sticks that spewed flamelike light.



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