Definition of brilliance in English:


Syllabification: bril·liance
Pronunciation: /ˈbrilyəns
(also brilliancy /-sē/)


  • 1Intense brightness of light: the nights were dark, lit only by the brilliance of Aegean stars
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    • The blue light flashed its brilliance once more, and the library faded back in existence around them.
    • Every now and then, there emerges a star, which, by its sheer brilliance, throws light far from where it originated.
    • The forest let light in with such brilliance and beauty it was breathtaking.
  • 1.1Vividness of color.
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    • I tried to scan some of the slides and they lost quite a bit of their stunning colours and brilliancy.
    • The colours which give brilliancy to the sketch are part of the charm.
    • Henry's natural inspiration partially comes from the excitement, brilliance and magnificence from the art world.
  • 1.2Exceptional talent or intelligence: he’s played the stock market with great brilliance
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    • We exalt effortless brilliance, we celebrate talent and the achievement that comes easily, naturally.
    • But then his intellectual brilliance is matched by his enigmatic personality - you can't be sure what he's really up to.
    • The authority, stamina, cool brilliance, and power of Nilsson's singing are evident throughout these two discs.
    genius, intelligence, wisdom, sagacity, intellect; talent, ability, prowess, skill, expertise, aptitude; flair, finesse, panache; greatness

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