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Flair vs Flare
Flair vs Flare. Her natural flair would light up a room like a flare, and brighten up everyone. Brighten up your writing with ErrNET copyediting technology!
Flair is a noun that means a natural talent, aptitude, or ability; knack; stylishness and originality.
Flare as a noun is a sudden brief burst of bright flame or light; a device producing a bright flame, used especially as a signal or marker; a sudden burst of intense emotion; a gradual widening, especially of a skirt or pants; an upward and outward curve of a vessel’s bow, designed to throw the water outward when under way.
Flare as a verb is to burn with a sudden intensity; to gradually become wider at one end.
Flair and flare are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. They are often confused and misused in English writing. ErrNET copyediting technology has a flair for detecting your writing errors!
Flair sentence examples:
She had an obvious flair for language as she was perfectly fluent in four languages.
Her flair for music was seen at an early age, and she went on to be one of the most recognized musicians in history.
It seems that you either have a flair for acting or you don’t, i.e. it must come naturally.
His hidden flair for art was exemplified at his first art gallery showing.
Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, always dresses with flair.
Flare sentence examples:
The flare of the match lit up the dark room.
The police officer lit a flare at the scene of the accident to warn oncoming traffic.
He felt a sudden flare of anger when he discovered that his employees had been stealing money from his company.
The flare of her skirt was very fashionable.
He was so mad that his nostrils began to flare.
Tags: Commonly Confused Words