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1. Great light or luster; brilliance.
a. Magnificent appearance or display; grandeur.
b. Something grand or magnificent.
3. Great fame; glory.
[Middle English splendoure, from Old French splendour, from Latin splendor, from splendēre, to shine.]
splen′dor·ous, splen′drous (splĕn′drəs) adj.
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1. brilliant or gorgeous appearance, coloring, etc.; grandeur; magnificence.
2. an instance or display of imposing pomp or grandeur: the splendor of the coronation.
3. great brightness; brilliant light or luster.Also, esp. Brit.,splen′dour.
[1400–50; late Middle English splendure < Anglo-French < Latin splendor=splend(ēre) to shine + -or -or1]
splen′dor•ous, splen′drous (-drəs) adj.
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|Noun||1.||splendor - a quality that outshines the usual |
brightness - the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
|2.||splendor - the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand; "for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel"; "his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects"; "it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor"; "an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art"; "advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products"|
elegance - a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"
eclat - brilliant or conspicuous success or effect; "the eclat of a great achievement"
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