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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.]
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éclat(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]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||eclat - enthusiastic approval; "the book met with modest acclaim"; "he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd"; "they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"|
|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"
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