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 (ā-klä′, ā′klä′)
1. Great brilliance, as of performance or achievement.
2. Conspicuous success.
3. Great acclamation or applause.
4. Archaic Notoriety; scandal.

[French, brilliance, from Old French esclat, splinter, from esclater, to burst out, splinter, probably of Germanic origin.]


(eɪˈklɑː; French ekla)
1. brilliant or conspicuous success, effect, etc
2. showy display; ostentation
3. social distinction
4. approval; acclaim; applause
[C17: from French, from éclater to burst; related to Old French esclater to splinter, perhaps of Germanic origin; compare slit]



1. brilliance of success, reputation, etc.
2. showy or elaborate display.
3. acclamation; acclaim.
[1665–75; < French: fragment, flash, brilliance, Old French esclat, n. derivative of esclater to burst, break violently]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eclat - enthusiastic approvaleclat - enthusiastic approval; "the book met with modest acclaim"; "he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd"; "they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
2.eclat - ceremonial elegance and splendor; "entered with much eclat in a coach drawn by eight white horses"
elegance - a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"
3.eclat - brilliant or conspicuous success or effect; "the eclat of a great achievement"
grandeur, magnificence, splendor, splendour, brilliance, grandness - 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"




[ˈeɪklɑː] Nbrillo m; (= success) → éxito m brillante
with great éclatbrillantemente
References in classic literature ?
In surgery, having the least experience, and it being a business that spoke directly to the senses, he was most apt to distrust his own powers; but he had applied oils to several burns, cut round the roots of sundry defective teeth, and sewed up the wounds of numberless wood choppers, with considerable éclat, when an unfortunate jobber suffered a fracture of his leg by the tree that he had been felling.