[ noun ] a natural talent
"he has a flair for mathematics" "he has a genius for interior decorating"
Used in print(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)
One might have expected that such a violent epoch of transition would have destroyed the creative flair of a composer , especially one whose works were so fluent and spontaneous .
Because of the authentic homogeneity of his early Nationalistic materials , and his flair for orchestrations - his brilliant Petruchka , his savage Sacre_du_Printemps , his incisive Les_Noces - the world kept hoping that he could recapture the historical direction for which his native talents were predisposed .
[ noun ] distinctive and stylish elegance
"he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
Used in print(Edward Jablonski, Harold Arlen Happy with the Blues....)
Mercer 's lyrics are characterized by an unerring ear for rhythmic nuances , a puckish sense_of_humor expressed in language with a colloquial flair .