WORD FOR THE DAY – FOOFARAW

foofaraw \FOO-fuh-raw\ (noun) – 1 : Excessive or flashy ornamentation or decoration. 2 : A fuss over a matter of little importance.

“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’

Foofaraw is perhaps from Spanish fanfarrón, “a braggart

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