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    ostentatious number

    Amitabh's ostentatious number in the Shaad Ali film screams for attention. White shirt and faded blue jeans topped by a multi-hued patchwork jacket complete with long black boots, black hat with ruffled feathers, rings, bangles, beads, stones, chains, earrings, kohl, long hair et all.

    I know `ostentatious', but what does `ostentatious number' mean here.

    Please explain it.

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    Re: ostentatious number

    In this instance, a "number" refers to a song-and-dance routine. In show business, singers (and dancers) often refer to the act they have planned for a particular performance as a "number."

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    Re: ostentatious number

    Re:
    Amitabh's ostentatious number in the Shaad Ali film screams for attention. White shirt and faded blue jeans topped by a multi-hued patchwork jacket complete with long black boots, black hat with ruffled feathers, rings, bangles, beads, stones, chains, earrings, kohl, long hair et all.

    The phrase in question seems to be to refer to Amitabh's costume/appearance. (Note the detailed description of same.) (True, number does often refer to a song or song and dance.)

    ~R

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