Definition of grandeur in English:

grandeur

Syllabification: gran·deur
Pronunciation: /ˈgranjər, ˈgranˌdyo͝or
 
 
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noun

  • 1Splendor and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style: the austere grandeur of mountain scenery
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    • All the four bronzes are of impressive size and grandeur.
    • He was impressed by its grandeur and the hospitality of the temple authorities.
    • The hall of the house is impressive with two marble pillars giving an instant impression of grandeur.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1High rank or social importance: for all their grandeur, the chancellors were still officials of the household
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    • The West Indian islands became the hub of the British Empire, of immense importance to the grandeur and prosperity of England.
    • It has all the pomp and grandeur of a Roman general marching into war with his troops.
    • And he really enjoyed the glory and grandeur, you know, of being treated like a head of state.

Origin

late 16th century (denoting tall stature): from French, from grand 'great, grand' (see grand).

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