Definition Of fancy


(in sixteenth and seventeenth century music) a composition for keyboard or strings in free or variation form.

Division technique...penetrated nearly all 17th century English instrumental forms, including the venerable polyphonic fancy .

(of a drawing, painting, or sculpture) created from the imagination rather than from life.

She'd considered a fancy carving or sculpture of the gods, like many others; it didn't seem to have any meaning, though.

a feeling of liking or attraction, typically one that is superficial or transient.

this does not mean that the law should change with every passing fancy

elaborate in structure or decoration.

the furniture was very fancy

feel a desire or liking for.

do you fancy a drink?

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Example Of fancy

  • After several years, I recently noted that I only really fancy my girlfriend after I've had a few drinks.

  • Besides, you can get her to burn copies for you on her fancy computer.

  • But if you fancy a more adventurous evening and want to enjoy a full range of nightlife activities Pattaya is just a few minutes down the coast.

  • Carême excelled at these artistic flights of fancy , which is probably why Bailly gave him the freedom to indulge in his quest for knowledge.

  • China's diplomatic machine has spared no effort, making sure that African leaders do not view its interest as a passing fancy .

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