Definition of splendent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsplɛnd(ə)nt/


1Shining brightly.
Example sentences
  • The luster of local material varies from splendent metallic to dull and ocherous.
  • A large, single crystal of translucent, rich purple, measuring 4.5 cm across sits on a matrix of splendent sphalerite with orange highlights.
  • The partial inclusions of hematite take the form of microscopic rosettes of thin, splendent blue-black plates (pers. observation).
1.1Illustrious; great.
Example sentences
  • The product range is undoubtedly enviable: and is recognized for its splendent design, versatility and craftmanship.
  • The kit is full of splendent elements, really versatile and useful for catching everyday moments or those one-offs.
  • The snow is so dazzling and splendent when the sun rises, especially in March.


Late 15th century: from Latin splendent- 'shining', from the verb splendere.

Words that rhyme with splendent

appendant, ascendant, attendant, codependent, defendant, descendant, descendent, intendant, interdependent, pendant, pendent, superintendent, transcendent
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