splendour


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splen·dour

 (splĕn′dər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of splendor.

splendour

(ˈsplɛndə) or

splendor

n
1. the state or quality of being splendid
2. (Heraldry) sun in splendour heraldry a representation of the sun with rays and a human face
ˈsplendorous, splendrous adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.splendour - a quality that outshines the usualsplendour - a quality that outshines the usual  
brightness - the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
2.splendour - the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grandsplendour - 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"

splendour

Translations
بَهاء، رَوْعَه، فَخامَه
nádhera
pragt
tündöklõ ragyogás
glæsibragur

splendour

splendor (US) [ˈsplendəʳ] Nesplendor m

splendour

[ˈsplɛndər] (British) splendor (US) nsplendeur f, magnificence f

splendour

, (US) splendor
nPracht f no pl; (of music, achievement)Großartigkeit f; the splendours of the Roman Empireder Glanz or die Pracht des Römischen Reiches

splendour

splendor (Am) [ˈsplɛndəʳ] nsplendore m, magnificenza

splendid

(ˈsplendid) adjective
1. brilliant, magnificent, very rich and grand etc. He looked splendid in his robes.
2. very good or fine. a splendid piece of work.
ˈsplendidly adverb
ˈsplendour (-də) noun
ˈsplendidness noun
References in classic literature ?
In his port was the dignity of one who had borne His Majesty's commission, and who was therefore illuminated by a ray of the splendour that shone so dazzlingly about the throne.
The visit afforded her many pleasant recollections the next day; and all that she might be supposed to have lost on the side of dignified seclusion, must be amply repaid in the splendour of popularity.
If he needed a King and Queen to restore him, he was fortunate in having his remedy at hand; for, soon the large-faced King and the fair-faced Queen came in their golden coach, attended by the shining Bull's Eye of their Court, a glittering multitude of laughing ladies and fine lords; and in jewels and silks and powder and splendour and elegantly spurning figures and handsomely disdainful faces of both sexes, the mender of roads bathed himself, so much to his temporary intoxication, that he cried Long live the King, Long live the Queen, Long live everybody and everything
Miss Mills replied, on general principles, that the Cottage of content was better than the Palace of cold splendour, and that where love was, all was.
On this last evening, I dressed my self out in my new clothes, for their delight, and sat in my splendour until bedtime.
No fascination has ever been attached to Oriental literature, equal to that produced by Mr Galland's first translation of the Arabian Tales; in which, retaining on the one hand the splendour of Eastern costume, and on the other the wildness of Eastern fiction, he mixed these with just so much ordinary feeling and expression, as rendered them interesting and intelligible, while he abridged the long-winded narratives, curtailed the monotonous reflections, and rejected the endless repetitions of the Arabian original.
Sometimes when he was down at his great house in Nottinghamshire, entertaining the fashionable young men of his own rank who were his chief companions, and astounding the county by the wanton luxury and gorgeous splendour of his mode of life, he would suddenly leave his guests and rush back to town to see that the door had not been tampered with and that the picture was still there.
Now the Sultan Schahriar had a wife whom he loved more than all the world, and his greatest happiness was to surround her with splendour, and to give her the finest dresses and the most beautiful jewels.
Wherever they went they lived in merrymaking and splendour, drove about with horses and carriages, ate and drank, but did nothing wrong.
In a word she presented herself before me that day attired with the utmost splendour, and supremely beautiful; at any rate, she seemed to me the most beautiful object I had ever seen; and when, besides, I thought of all I owed to her I felt as though I had before me some heavenly being come to earth to bring me relief and happiness.
No outlet was observed in any portion of its vast extent, and no torch, or other artificial source of light was discernible; yet a flood of intense rays rolled throughout, and bathed the whole in a ghastly and inappropriate splendour.
Colour, if Tradition speaks the truth, once for the space of half a dozen centuries or more, threw a transient splendour over the lives of our ancestors in the remotest ages.