Flair or Flare?

What is the difference between flair and flare?

Flair means natural ability. Flare means a brief burst of light or a gradual widening at one end.


The abstract noun flair means to have a natural talent or a knack for something. It also means to do something with a distinct elegance.



The noun flare denotes a brief burst of bright flame or light. It is also the name for a firework-style rocket used for illumination. Flare can also mean a gradual expanding in shape.

Examples: Flare can also be used as a verb meaning to burst into flame or to gradually become wider at one end.


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