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 ?
HARDLY had that ancient order, the Sultans of Exceeding Splendour, been completely founded by the Grand Flashing Inaccessible, when a question arose as to what should be the title of address among the members.
Others are like the opening of his royal confidence, tinged with thoughts of sadness and compassion in a melancholy splendour meditating upon the short-lived peace of the waters.
There was not in all that vanished October one day that did not come in with auroral splendour and go out attended by a fair galaxy of evening stars--not a day when there were not golden lights in the wide pastures and purple hazes in the ripened distances.
Between us and her stretched up a tall pine, wondrously straight and slender and branchless to its very top, where it overflowed in a crest of dark boughs against the silvery splendour behind it.
They merely observed in passing that there was no such thing as splendour or heroism in the world.
Gusts of splendour, gods and demigods contending with vast swords, colour and fragrance broadcast on the field of battle, magnificent victory, magnificent death
It was as if the splendour of life might boil over--and waste to steam and froth.
He brought back the gusts of splendour, the heroism, the youth, the magnificence of life and of death, and, amid vast roarings of a superhuman joy, he led his Fifth Symphony to its conclusion.
There were at first between him and me his own splendour, my shabby suspicions, and the scenic landscape that intruded upon the reality of our lives by its motionless fantasy of outline and colour.
He must have been a great Bugis dandy in his time, for even then (and when we knew him he was no longer young) his splendour was spotlessly neat, and he dyed his hair a light shade of brown.
Why, one branch of hawthorn against the sky promises more than all the summers of time can pay, and a pond ablaze with yellow lilies awakens such answering splendours and enchantments in mortal bosoms,--blazons, it would seem, so august a message from the hidden heart of the world,--that ever afterwards, for one who has looked upon it, the most fortunate human existence must seem a disappointment.
Its real splendours, however, came from the most unlikely place in the world--from Otto's cowboy trunk.