Definition of brilliance in English:

brilliance

Line breaks: bril|liance
Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪlj(ə)ns
 
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(also brilliancy /-ənsi/)

noun

[mass noun]
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 colour: lapis lazuli was highly regarded for the brilliance of its colour
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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.
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.
Synonyms
intelligence, cleverness, wisdom, sagacity, intellect, wit

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