Definition of splendent in English:


Line breaks: splen|dent
Pronunciation: /ˈsplɛnd(ə)nt


1Shining brightly.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

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