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Examples of panache in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of panache, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.

panache(pə-năshˈ, -näshˈ)

(noun) - distinctive and stylish elegance

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EXAMPLES - Panache in a Sentence

  1. There's a certain panache that goes along with being an (source)
  2. The Spankers approach their tunes with both wit and panache. (source)
  3. It lacked what the French call "panache," but it was sometimes hard work. (source)
  4. None of the other singers, many of them young, had quite the same panache. (source)
  5. Bark Bark Woof Woof News Media On-Line IncorporatedHas a certain panache ... (source)
  6. I'm not so sure about "panache" necessarily, but I think what the haters call (source)
  7. But what his style may have lacked in panache, it certainly made up in passion. (source)
  8. "But he has gusto, exuberance, panache; this is immensely readable and vibrant." (source)
  9. The male lead is Alec Baldwin, who impersonates Alec Baldwin with singular panache. (source)
  10. Lyons discussed landing her dream job, Michelle Obama, and her tips for dressing with panache. (source)
  11. A palette of soft pastels feels youthful, while a pretty silk scarf adds a bit of grown-up panache. (source)
  12. Above the helmet is a large plume of white feathers called a panache -- the origin of our modern word. (source)
  13. Jeremy Affeldt, although lacking the name panache of Wilson, was actually the superior player last year. (source)
  14. If you were, you'd be able to make your point with style and panache, which is certainly what you intended. (source)
  15. Zeus could pull it off without looking ridiculous, hurling lightning bolts with a wrathful Olympian panache. (source)
  16. Hindu Best Fiction award panel praises 'panache' of Serious Men, the divisive story of a Dalit who spins lies about his son (source)
  17. Hell, even Chu Ja-Hyeon), and the kind of panache of someone who has a lot more to show than his first two films prepared us for. (source)
  18. They stuttered, however, against Scotland and they fell against Ireland and a campaign that started with real panache ended limply. (source)
  19. So it was a great relief to see these photographers with all their energy and panache offer so much beer and wine to friends and fans. (source)
  20. Every city has its highest-rated restaurants, arranged in every category according to things like atmosphere, creativity and "panache," (source)
  21. Among their complaints: they weren't offered a choice of tea, their scones and mini sandwiches lacked "panache," and everyone around them was (source)
  22. Men should wear ties and women should add an accessory that has "panache" -- such as a piece of jewelry or a sharp-looking purse or briefcase. (source)
  23. For all his brilliantined resemblance to one of J.C. Leyendecker's Arrow C.llar ads, Mr. Raabe keys his panache to his real passion: the music. (source)
  24. Carter on How Lake View found its "panache" yoho on The view from Legacy's 71st floor the urban politician on Oakwood Shores: "The grand-master plan" (source)
  25. The difference between me and other people who haven't yet had their workout and shower is, of course, that I wear them elegantly, and with a certain panache. (source)
  26. There are countless resorts that have capitalized on "taking the waters" but I can't think of another one in the U.S. that has done it with the panache of Two Bunch. (source)
  27. As expected, Stritch delivered the character's juicy and plentiful one-liners with peerless bite and panache (although she had a few memory lapses that caused moments of confusion). (source)
  28. With its cherry blossoms, exotic headgear and brightly painted faces, there is plenty of visual interest, and the movement is executed with delicate elegance and sometimes comic panache. (source)
  29. Mauritania, like a mouse in a vial of ammonia, like a retired coal miner on vacation in the Alps, like novelty in a nursing home, like streptococcus in outer space, like panache in sundered life. (source)
  30. It was an expensive and strangely obscure institution, named for its syphilitic Whig founder, but we often called it, with what we considered a certain panache, the Mediocre University at New York City. (source)
  31. Carter on How Lake View found its "panache" yoho on The view from Legacy's 71st floor the urban politician on Oakwood Shores: "The grand-master plan" the urban politician on Quote of the day: "Supersize me" (source)
  32. Columnist John Warrilow says the 34-year-old is far from the most stylish cyclist - some of the French media claim he lacks "panache" - but his story has captured the imagination of even the most casual cycling fans. (source)
  33. It's not Ferrari-shift fast but for a classic American road car the system is more than acceptable and adds some unexpected but welcome panache for the driver who wants to think he's in something better and sportier than, er, a Taurus. (source)
  34. Colm Feore gave Cyrano de Bergerac the perfect touch; he played him as an unattractive man in both appearance and manner so that you had to listen to his worlds to realize what charm, delicacy, and "panache" was underneath the exterior. (source)
  35. Now the peloton is so deep with talent that one serious lapse ends all hope of the podium: the Frenchies criticize that sort of consistency as lack of "panache" but isn't a Grand Tour supposed to test mental as well as physical fortitude? (source)
  36. While the key themes may resonate throughout Egoyan's career (from Family Viewing and Speaking Parts to Ararat and beyond), the utter absence of aesthetic panache will come as a surprise to those who embraced Exotica or swooned over The Sweet Hereafter. (source)
  37. On the eve of Quintana's 11th birthday, Dunne described her as approaching "adolescence with what I can only describe as panache" - watching "her journey from infancy," he went on, "has always been like watching Sandy Koufax pitch or Bill Russell play basketball." (source)
  38. Stone's breezy, slightly curmudgeonly, highly opinionated narrative treats the great questions of postwar history with persuasive panache, combining a journalist's eye for the telling detail (for many years he had a column in the Times) with the supreme confidence of an Oxbridge don. (source)
  39. But his Autobiography of Federico Sanchez had just been published, and, whether he wished to be or not, he was one of the last members of this race of combatant writers one might have feared had become extinct with Malraux -- but no, there he was, Jorge Semprun, with his mysterious panache. (source)
  40. All of Sondheim's works are musically challenging, taking a certain kind of panache on the part of any actor to pull off, but here his latent darker tendencies are pushed to their most extreme, and the combination of technical wizardry and dark themes is, well, a lot to take, to say the least. (source)
  41. I always thought I LOVED Michael Higby as a great guy who has that certain "panache" and is great at giving "takes and angles and insights," but I really have to wonder about it all, as a whole, when he is allowing desperate nutty comments, from someone he knows and recognizes as the commenter,and he goes along with it and allows his blog to be hijacked. (source)
  42. A friend of mine, who is new to Second Life, quickly logs out when her husband comes home (even though she can't figure out how to change her shoes yet, much less to dream of performing cyber-sex with any kind of panache) simply because it's hard to escape the feeling that you're doing something downright depraved just by starting up a new life in a parallel world where your husband does not exist ... at least, not yet. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 53.0, which suggests that "panache" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.


We have 10 synonyms for panache.

brio, charisma, dash, flair, flamboyance, flourish, style, swagger, verve, vigor


We have 1 antonym for panache.



Pronunciation: (pə-năshˈ, -näshˈ)

Syllabification: pa-nache


View up to 25 definitions of panache from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (noun) Dash; verve.
  2. (noun) A bunch of feathers or a plume, especially on a helmet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (noun) An ornamental plume on a helmet.
  2. (noun) Flamboyant, energetic style or action; dash; verve.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (noun) A plume or bunch of feathers, esp. such a bunch worn on the helmet; any military plume, or ornamental group of feathers.
  2. (noun) A pleasingly flamboyant style or manner; flair{4}; verve.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (noun) In architecture, the triangular surface of a pendentive.
  2. (noun) A plume as worn in a hat or helmet or in a woman's hair; especially, in medieval armor, a massive group of feathers set erect, often used as a heraldic bearing.
  3. (noun) In zoology, a tuft, bunch, or cluster of hairs, feathers, or the like; a scopula; a panicle.
  4. (noun) In astronomy, a tuft-like solar protuberance of eruption.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (noun) distinctive and stylish elegance
  2. (noun) a feathered plume on a helmet