brilliance


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bril·liance

 (brĭl′yəns)
n.
1. The state or quality of being brilliant, as:
a. Extreme brightness.
b. Exceptional clarity and agility of intellect or invention.
2. Splendor; magnificence.
3. Music Sharpness and clarity of tone.

brilliance

(ˈbrɪljəns) or

brilliancy

n
1. great brightness; radiance
2. excellence or distinction in physical or mental ability; exceptional talent
3. splendour; magnificence: the brilliance of the royal court.
4. (General Physics) physics a former term for luminance

bril•liance

(ˈbrɪl yəns)

n.
the state or quality of being brilliant.
[1755]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brilliance - a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adaptedbrilliance - a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted; "a glare of sunlight"
brightness - the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
2.brilliance - the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grandbrilliance - 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"
3.brilliance - unusual mental ability
intelligence - the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
coruscation - a sudden or striking display of brilliance; "coruscations of great wit"
pyrotechnics - (music) brilliance of display (as in the performance of music)
scintillation - a brilliant display of wit

brilliance

brilliancy
noun
3. splendour, glamour, grandeur, magnificence, éclat, gorgeousness, illustriousness, pizzazz or pizazz (informal), gilt The opera house was perfection, all brilliance and glamour.

brilliance

noun
1. Exceptional brightness and clarity, as of a cut and polished stone:
2. Liveliness and vivacity of imagination:
Translations
ذَكاء، تألُّقلَمَعان، إشْراق، سُطوع
jasnostmistrovstvízáře
glansklarhed
éleselméjûség
birtasnilli
sijaj
ihtişamparlaklıkzekilik

brilliance

[ˈbrɪljəns] N brilliancy [ˈbrɪljənsɪ] N
1. (= brightness) [of light] → resplandor m, brillo m; [of colour] → luminosidad f; [of gemstone] → resplandor m, fulgor m, brillo m
2. (= cleverness) [of student, scientist] → brillantez f, genialidad f

brilliance

[ˈbrɪljəns] n
[sun, light] → éclat m
(= cleverness) → génie m

brilliance

n
(= brightness)heller Glanz, Strahlen nt; (of colour)Strahlen nt
(fig: = intelligence) → Großartigkeit f; (of scientist, artist, wit, achievement also)Brillanz f; a man of such brillianceein Mann von so hervorragender Intelligenz

brilliance

[ˈbrɪljəns] n (of light) → intensità; (of colour) → vivacità (fig) (of person) → genialità

brilliant

(ˈbriljənt) adjective
1. very bright. the bird's brilliant feathers.
2. very clever. a brilliant scholar.
ˈbrilliantly adverb
ˈbrilliance noun
1. brightness. the brilliance of the moon.
2. cleverness. his brilliance as a surgeon.
References in classic literature ?
It must blaze up, indeed, with a great brilliance the dull printer's ink expended on the assemblage of the few letters that form the ship's name to the anxious eyes scanning the page in fear and trembling.
A woman of brilliance and audacity, accompanied by a mere boy, came into the place and took seats near them.
Consider also the devilish brilliance and beauty of many of its most remorseless tribes, as the dainty embellished shape of many species of sharks.
At the same instant the sun came fully out from behind the clouds, and the clear sound of the solitary shot and the brilliance of the bright sunshine merged in a single joyous and spirited impression.
The chest was not locked, so he opened it and was almost dazzled by the brilliance of the rich jewels it contained.
I examined the fittings of the apparatus, the strength of which was increased a hundredfold by lenticular rings, placed similar to those in a lighthouse, and which projected their brilliance in a horizontal plane.
My first impulse was to await darkness before attempting to cross the plain, so deeply implanted are habits of thought; but of a sudden I recollected the perpetual noonday brilliance which envelopes Pellucidar, and with a smile I stepped forth into the day-light.
He blundered on through the darkness as though he were traversing an open plain under the brilliance of a noonday sun, and suddenly there happened that which had to happen under the circumstances of his rash advance.
She let me hold it for a moment, and I saw a flash of ecstatic brilliance in her eye, a glow of glad excitement on her face - I thought my hour of victory was come - but instantly a painful recollection seemed to flash upon her; a cloud of anguish darkened her brow, a marble paleness blanched her cheek and lip; there seemed a moment of inward conflict, and, with a sudden effort, she withdrew her hand, and retreated a step or two back.
Yes, I suppose so," answered Anna, as it were wondering at the boldness of his question; but the irrepressible, quivering brilliance of her eyes and her smile set him on fire as she said it.
At the same instant a terrific detonation split the ears; and when I rose on the next bald billow, where the ship lay burning a few seconds before, there remained but a red-hot spine that hissed and dwindled for another minute, and then left a blackness through which every star shone with redoubled brilliance.
The vapors rolled over each other, and mingled together in confused masses of superb brilliance, as they reflected the rays of the sun.