Definition of splendent in English:


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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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