Definitions for garishˈgɛər ɪʃ, ˈgær-
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gar•ishˈgɛər ɪʃ, ˈgær-(adj.)
crudely or tastelessly colorful, showy, or elaborate, as clothes.
excessively ornate or elaborate, as buildings or writings.
dressed in or ornamented with bright colors.
excessively bright; glaring.
Origin of garish:
1535–45; perh. = obs. gaure to stare (ME gauren < ON) + -ish1
brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy(adj)
"a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
Overly ostentatious; so colourful as to be in bad taste.
The dress fits her well, but the pattern is rather garish.
showy; dazzling; ostentatious; attracting or exciting attention
gay to extravagance; flighty
garish - formed in February 1997 - is an Austrian alternative rock band. After having asserted themselves in the alternative scene inside and outside Austria's borders with their first two records "amaurose pur." and "wo die nacht erzaehlt vom tag", their third album "Absender auf Achse" gained favorable press and fan reaction. Despite German lyrics, it is said that their emotional style of music is their "real language". The band was nominated for the Austrian music award "Amadeus" five times, but never won it. The band's name is an English adjective meaning dazzling, stridently coloured or excessively ornamented, gaudy, ostentatious, tastelessly showy, tacky or in raucously poor taste. Other music projects with garish' band members include "Polman Reisen", "Esteban's", "...Auf Pomali", "Bo Candy And His Broken Hearts" and "The Beautiful Kantine Band"
Translations for garish
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
unpleasantly bright or showy
His shirts are very garish.
- مُبَهْرَج، زاهٍArabic
- espalhafatosoPortuguese (BR)
- (κακόγουστα) φανταχτερόςGreek
- chillón, llamativo, estridenteSpanish
- drečav, napadanCroatian
- óþægilega bjartur/skrautlegurIcelandic
- 지나치게 화려한Korean
- akį rėžiantisLithuanian
- (bezgaumīgi) spilgts; acīs krītošsLatvian
- grell, prangendeNorwegian
- ځان ښكاره كوونكى، متظاهرPashto
- gräll, skrikigSwedish
- cırtlak, cafcaflıTurkish
- 太過花俏且俗氣的Chinese (Trad.)
- بھڑک دارUrdu
- loè loẹt; sặc sỡVietnamese
- 过分艳丽的，过分装饰的Chinese (Simp.)
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