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brill1

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Pronunciation: /brɪl
 
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noun

A European flatfish that resembles a turbot.
  • Scophthalmus rhombus, family Scophthalmidae (or Bothidae)
Example sentences
  • The lakes, rivers and bay all combine to provide the choicest seafood - brill, turbot and trout.
  • The roasted brill with artichokes and baby potato gratin sounded particularly good.
  • For the main, the Gardener had the roasted brill with scallops, leek risotto with barolo sauce.

Origin

late 15th century: of unknown origin.

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brill2

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Pronunciation: /brɪl
 
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adjective

British informal
Excellent; marvellous: a brill new series [as exclamation]: ‘She says I can spend half-term with you.’ ‘Hey, brill!’
More example sentences
  • The game holds much resemblance to the brill Sci-Fi movies Back to the Future.
  • The music is always fantastic and the atmosphere is brill.
  • The decor is brill and the atmosphere on another level.

Origin

1980s: abbreviation of brilliant.

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