karmic_serenity (karmic_serenity) wrote in 1word1day,
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foofaraw \FOO-fuh-raw\, noun:

1. Excessive or flashy ornamentation or decoration.

2. A fuss over a matter of little importance.

 

Foofaraw is perhaps from Spanish fanfarrón, "a braggart."

 

A somber, muted descending motif opens and closes the work, which is brief but effective. It provided much needed relief from the fanfares and foofaraw in which brass-going composers so often indulge. -- Philip Kennicott, "Brass Spectacular is a Spectacle of Special Sound", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 17, 1997

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